Former concrete batching plant converted to a multi-let industrial estate occupying a site of approximately 3.7 acres. The site was acquired in August 2007, at the time the majority of the estate was vacant and derelict. The ongoing employment use was unfeasible due to the sites location with a residential area.
. Intrusive site surveys and investigations into the historic use were carried out to appraise potential levels of contamination and ground conditions beneath the existing development.
. Although the site is not allocated for employment given the historic use Northern Trust opened detailed consultation with the Local Authority to discuss the best re-use of the site and a form of development which removes the existing non-conforming industrial use.
. Having acquired the site in late 2007 Northern Trust began preparing an outline planning application, consultants were appointed to address the loss of employment, highways and drainage implications of the new development where addressed.
. Planning consent for 66 homes on the site was granted, including the provision for 13 affordable units to be delivered with Contour Housing. Northern Trust appointed Whittle Jones Building Services to undertake the demolition of the vacant industrial buildings in order to eliminate the sites vacant rates liability.
. Northern Trust has entered into a Joint Venture scheme with Fellows Homes for the development of the site.
. Phase 1 of the residential scheme is now complete with a number of homes already sold. Phase 2 is now under construction.
The show home is now open and sales are progressing well. Interested parties should contact Fellows Homes for further information or call the sales office on 01257 460118.