Lot 31 Shotton Works, Weighbridge Road, Deeside Industrial Park, Deeside, CH5 2NH

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Property Summary
  • Freehold former Corus Steel site within the Deeside Enterprise Zone
  • Totalling 5.50 hectares (13.50 acres)
  • Development potential, subject to consents
  • Includes about 7,490 sq m (80,617 sq ft) of various buildings
  • Vacant possession



Deeside lies within the administrative county of Flintshire about 6 miles to the west of Chester and 25 miles south of Liverpool. Road access is via the A494, linking with junction 16 of the M56 motorway, and the A55 North Wales Expressway connecting the north coast of Wales. The site is situated on the north bank of the River Dee at Shotton Point, between Deeside Industrial Park and Queensferry and adjacent to Howarden Bridge railway station.
The site forms part of the Northern Gateway Strategic Site within the Deeside Enterprise Zone offering opportunities for mixed use development including future employment uses and residential development, subject to obtaining the relevant consents


A roughly rectangular shaped site totalling about 5.50 hectares (13.50 acres) formerly the Headquarters of John Summers and Sons Ltd and latterly operated by Corus Steel. The site contains a number of derelict buildings totalling about 7,490 sq m (80,617 sq ft) as summarised in the accommodation schedule below. The site itself extends to approximately 5.50 hectares (13.50 acres) and offers potential for a variety of alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.


Flintshire County Council (01352 703228) www.flintshire.gov.uk/planning. The site is allocated as a principal Employment Area within the current adopted Flintshire Unitary Development Plan.

The Northern Gateway Site forms a key element of the Deeside Enterprise Zone proposition. Extending to c. 495 acres, it represents the largest mixed use development site in Wales with the potential to create up to 5,000 jobs and over 700 new homes.

Please refer to Legal Documents
Property Table
TOTAL 7,490 sq m (80,617 sq ft)
John Summers Headquarters Building (Building 1)Grade II Listed office building dating from 1907 arranged as offices3,542 sq m (38,126 sq ft)
Western Office (Building 2)Grade II Listed 1950s two storey office/training building arranged as large open plan floor plates1,169 sq m (12,588 sq ft)
Eastern Office (Building 3)Grade II Listed 1950s detached two storey building with ground floor former testing facility and first floor offices857 sq m (9,221 sq ft)
Lab/Office (Building 4)Part two/part three storey detached office and laboratory building dating from the 1930s. Registered as a building of local interest.714 sq m (7,682 sq ft)
Workshop/Garage (Building 5)Single storey vehicle garage/workshop unit with integral office/staff accommodation. Registered as a building of local interest.1,208 sq m (13,000 sq ft)

Refer to the legal pack

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