Thames Enterprise Park is investing a further £8.5m to help transform the former Coryton Oil Refinery site into a new super hub, creating up to 4,500 jobs.
The money is being used to fund land preparation work of 44 hectares of the 168 hectare site. The work will be focused on the ‘West Site’ which previously formed part of the Shell Haven Oil Refinery and the associated Coryton Village, before its closure and demolition in the 1990s. This part of the site will be ready for development in 2020.
The work is due to be completed by the end of 2019 with seven hectares of land safeguarded to provide an ecological enhanced corridor along the length of the Shell Haven Creek which will be enhanced to compensate for any loss of habitats within land to be remediated. The planning application for the redevelopment of the whole of the site is currently with Thurrock Council and will be determined later this year.