Preston manufacturer move set to create new jobs and homes.

A Preston based manufacturing company is set to create five jobs and two apprenticeships as it moves to larger premises.

The Odd Chair Company is currently based at Eaves Cottage Farm in Woodplumpton, where it manufactures and distributes quality furniture. With a showroom in London and a growing international order book, The Odd Chair Company is seeking larger premises but has committed to staying in Preston.

The move will accommodate a growing need for additional manufacturing, showroom and office space and will allow the company to employ a further five staff and two apprentices.

As part of the move, the company will redevelop its existing site to create new high quality, homes with a rural feel. Plans to demolish an existing studio and workshop and build five new houses around a central courtyard have been approved by Preston City Council.

The 2 storey homes have been designed to fit in with the historic, rural setting. A design & access statement by Preston based David Cox Architects states that the proposed ‘agriculture inspired dwellings’ will be sympathetic to the neighbouring Eaves Cottage farmhouse and barns.

Deborah Smith of Planning Consultants Smith & Love said “The Odd Chair Company has been working from Woodplumpton since 2000 and has built a global business from these premises. The founding Directors are extremely proud of the company’s heritage and have every intention of staying in Preston. It’s fantastic to see a local company enjoy success like this while remaining committed to the area in which they started out. The approval of these plans means the team can now begin the search for their new business and the site at Eaves Cottage can be developed to create much-needed quality homes which are in keeping with the local area.”

About The Odd Chair Company

The Odd Chair Company and Victoria James are fine furniture makers of classic, contemporary and bespoke furniture in the UK today.

Established in 1992, the family-run business prides themselves on making the finest furniture and offering clients an exceptional service. The furniture is made passionately by time served craftsmen at their own workshops in Preston, Lancashire.