Hillhouse Technology Enterprise Zone is a 138 hectare site occupied by over 40 companies including worldleading chemical and polymer production companies, located on the site of the former ICI manufacturing plant at Thornton on the coast of the Wyre Estuary, close to the port of Fleetwood, Lancashire.
The site is a fully secure, serviced site, situated on the A585 trunk road between Thornton and Fleetwood, connecting to the national motorway network at junction 3 of the M55.
Building on the history of innovation in the field of plastic and ploymers, companies located on site include the world headquarters of Vitrex Plc, AGC
Chemicals Europe Ltd, Addison Engineering, Vinnolit (PVC manufacture) and Global Renewables.
The site is suitable for larger footprint, heavy industrial uses such as chemical, energy generation and sustainable waste management enterprises. The existing business park is fully secure and offers full COMAH status and facilities, as well as full facilities management including 24 hour security, on-site emergency services and competitive rates for power and water supplies. Hillhouse also has the capacity to accommodate high power requirements
and is progressing plans for energy self-sufficiency.
There is availability within the Enterprise Zone for redevelopment. A detailed Masterplan is in the final stages of development and will showcase indicative plot layouts and capacity with buildings being offered by way of freehold or leasehold interest. Terms and deliverability can be tailored to suit occupational requirements.
Hillhouse Technology Enterprise Zone offers opportunities for investment and relocation, is serviced, assembled and in single ownership. The site
offers design and build opportunities from 20,000 sq ft to 300,000 sq ft, enhanced power supply up to 120 MVA, high capacity water supplies and surfaced land available from 3 acres up to 40 acres.
Design and build opportunities Key Features - DEVELOPMENT PLOTS - DESIGN and BUILD OPPORTUNITIES - LAND SALES - ENHANCED POWER and HIGH CAPACITY WATER SUPPLIES - SECURE COMAH SITE - Business-ready infrastructure - Up to 100% Business Rates Relief - up to £275,000 over five years before March 2022 - 100% Enhanced Capital Allowances (tax relief) for large investments in plant and machinery before November 2023 - Superfast broadband on site ( Agency Pilot Software ref: 107430 )