Lynefield Park development moves forward

14th March 2018

We are very pleased to be appointed by Harworth Estates as sole agents on Lynefield Park in Northumberland. Here is our client’s latest announcement regarding their on-site progress and timescales for this significant regional development:

Harworth Group’s plans for a 1.3 million sq ft employment park on the site of the former Alcan Aluminium Smelter plant in Northumberland have moved forward with the completion of an 18-month demolition and excavation programme.

Lynefield Park, a multimillion-pound industrial site at Lynemouth, Northumberland, is one of the largest brownfield regeneration projects in the North East.

Demolition work carried out so far has included the safe removal of the pot rooms, associated buildings and extensive ground clearance where the smelter plant’s former iconic chimneys once stood.

March 2018 also marks six years since production at Alcan ceased and almost three years since Harworth Group purchased the site.

The scheme will comprise 1.3 million sq ft of light industrial, general industrial and storage distribution space. This would sit alongside an existing 259,000 sq ft of existing floorspace, which is to be retained.

The company now plans to start a phased, four-stage ground engineering and earth moving programme to prepare over 40 acres of land for the approved development.

Eddie Peat, director North East and corporate development at Harworth Group, said: “Given the size, scale and nature of the site, this has been a complex operation but now demolition is complete, we’re looking to enter the next phase of engineering work soon. Our aim is to generate growth, attract new investment and encourage large organisations to the North East and Lynefield Park could be a real catalyst for the region, its economy and the wider business community.

“This next stage will start summer 2018 and will allow land to be prepared, filled and released for development in a phased approach, especially in relation to bespoke-build units. We expect engineering works for individual areas to be carried out over a 12 months.”