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.