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Ellesmere Port - Cheshire

The 22 acre Ellesmere Port site, located beside the Shropshire Union Canal brings together several pieces of land with a variety of former uses, including an engineering works, depot, plant yard, scrap yard and an aluminium extrusion works.

Harrow Estates combined these sites to create a single land reclamation project and allow a comprehensive redevelopment of the area.

The site is currently being developed by a major housebuilder.


  • In total, outline planning permission was obtained for 427 homes contributing significantly to the regeneration and urban renewal of this highly visible and previously degraded site.
  • The planning process was significantly smoothed by detailed member engagement.
  • Harrow Estates constructed a large diameter sewer to manage surface water drainage from the site.
  • Detailed site investigations were carried out and parts of the site were found to be polluted by hydrocarbons.
  • An invasive plant, known as Japanese Knotweed was identified on site, which required specialist treatment.
  • Following demolition of all buildings a specialist remediation contractor was appointed to carry out biological treatment of the soils.
  • The site has been split into 3 phases, the first of which was sold to a major housebuilder and is currently being developed.

Key Facts

No. Acres: 22

No. Units: 427

Requirements: Demolition, Infrastructure, Planning and Decontamination

Purchased From: McAlpine

Sold To: MacBryde Homes

Previous Classification: Brownfield