The long industrial history of the 24 acre Capewell Works in Telford presented a variety of challenges for Harrow Estates. Previous use as a gas works, a chemical works and an automotive rubber products factory had caused considerable contamination to the soil and ground water, which had to be comprehensively assessed and dealt with before the land could be returned to beneficial use.
In planning terms the local authority’s initial reluctance to accept a change to residential development required careful consideration and negotiation.
No. Acres: 24
No. Units: 350
Requirements: Demolition, Infrastructure, Planning and Decontamination
Purchased From: Capewell Works
Sold To: Redrow Homes
Date Sold: April 2010
Previous Classification: Brownfield