213 Acre Brownfield Development Site

Sale Information:

SOLD - Following substantive interest, we are now instructed by the Administrators to request that prospective purchasers submit indicative written offers by 3pm BST on 17th June 2022.

Site Size:

c. 213 acres


Holyhead, Angelsey


The site ownership at Holyhead, Anglesey consists of c.213 acres, the boundaries of which are highlighted in yellow above.

The existing infrastructure on the site includes mainline rail links and access to major road networks. It also benefits from a leased deep-water jetty which is suitable for commercial vessels for goods to be imported or transported.

The site is a former aluminium smelting works which was operated by Anglesey Aluminium for 38 years.

The site has been remediated.

Planning permissions and waste licenses plus other consents have been secured to operate the site for a range of businesses focussed on biomass power energy generation, waste recycling, the production of chemicals from waste plastics, and other complementary renewable projects. Holyhead is the largest town on the of Isle of Anglesey, North Wales and is a major Irish Sea port with 24/7 access. Holyhead is located at the north westerly edge of the island and is connected to major highways, rail lines and port facilities.

The site has:

  • Direct highway access to the A5 in two positions
  • Excellent highway access to the A55
  • Main rail line access via on-site existing sidings
  • A conveyor along the jetty which continues through an underground tunnel linking the jetty direct to the Orthios site
  • Extensive existing buildings for industrial and storage uses and established hard pave areas for laying off or for new structures
  • Existing offices, restaurant and welfare facilities
  • 24 hour security
  • Mainly brownfield site zoned for employment use and
    within an Enterprise Zone

Site Approach & Assets

The site has the benefit of:

  • Planning use categories of E (B1) & B8
  • An extant section 36 consent for a 299MWe biomass power station
  • A CLOPOD for a waste processing / recycling centre in the circa 115,000 sq.ft A-frame building
  • 4 x circa 95,000 ft 2 former potline buildings
  • 2 main amenity offices
  • Approval for the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
  • Approval for the Plastics to Oil facility (PTO)
  • A circa 30 year lease on the deep-water jetty
  • A 2.4 km conveyor tunnel joining the jetty to the site
  • A 132KV switch yard with twin 132KV supply cables to national grid
  • Sewage treatment plant
  • Private railway sidings with access through private switch to network rail
  • 10 inch circa 15 bar natural gas pipeline

The Eco Park

The site has significant existing infrastructure and has recently seen
substantial capex to assist with its future development.

The ownership and operation comprises:

  • 800m deep water jetty and tunnel
  • c. 180 acres of industrial land
  • 132 KV Private substation connected to national grid
  • 3km of rail infrastructure connected directly to national rail network
  • Sewage plant
  • Natural gas main

Key Transport Benefits

Major road access

  • The site has access to the A5 and the A55 dual carriageway which links directly into the British motorway network via the M56. Major cities such as Manchester and Liverpool are less than 2 hours drive away. A dedicated link onto the A55 from the Orthios site is planned.

Railway connections

  • The site benefits from multiple sidings with direct access to the mainline link to London, in addition to other cities including Manchester and Birmingham and the wider national rail network. Onward links through to continental Europe are possible via the channel tunnel. In addition to the 2.5km of private sidings, the site also has extensive internal and external lay-down space and off-load facilities.

Private Sea Jetty

  • The Orthios Jetty at Holyhead is a 24-hour, deep water, lock-free port, located on the Irish Sea coast, and within easy reach of major cities in the UK and Ireland. The jetty is open to commercial traffic and is a concrete deck on steel raking piles. Vessels of up to 300 metres in length and 60,000 dead weight tonnes can be accommodated. The available depth of water at the entrance of the jetty is 10.5m above chart datum and the minimum depth alongside the jetty is 12.5m. The height of the jetty deck above low water is 8.7m. Orthios holds the jetty under a long-term lease from Stena, the owner and authority for the Port of Holyhead.
  • Industrial Tunnel from Jetty 2.4 kilometres. A million tonnes a year (or more) of products such as aggregates, biomass, or baled plastic could be moved unnoticed, and unimpeded through this unique connection.

Additional Information

  • Additional information is available by request and subject to signature of NDA by way of access to a Virtual Data Room.
  • Note – Operational businesses Orthios Otechs Ltd and Orthios Feedstock (Anglesey) Ltd which operated the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and the Plastics to Oil (PTO) plant located on site are In Administration with Begbies Traynor Group.  Information on these businesses and their assets is available from Richard Temple at Eddisons, acting as agents for Begbies Traynor Group – richard.temple@eddisons.com
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Roland Cramp MRICS

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