Kirkham has weathered depressions and recessions, changes to manufacturing demands and local shopping trends through the years; today we are confident that Kirkham can retain its heritage, build on a strong customer base and encourage residents and visitors to ‘shop local’. Kirkham has diversified into a town which does not depend on solely traditional agricultural produce for its support. The mills may not produce cloth but they do offer space for entrepreneurs to start up businesses and build up new contact bases, all of which bring visitors and wealth to the town. The excellent transport links for car, rail and motorway ensure businesses relocate here. St. Georges Business Park is purpose built for larger companies, ‘The Crossroads’ is another purpose built office accommodation which is about to be opened with a local architects Croft Goode taking a major part of the space.
Housing is available in every style and size from beautifully maintained tiny 18th century cottages in the conservation area to new build executive homes; there is housing for every taste here.