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JLL Industrial & Logistics team appointed to market surplus site of 152 acres at Tilbury Power Station

​JLL’s Industrial and Logistics team has been appointed to market a site at Tilbury Power Station in Essex. Commenting on the appointment, Richard Evans, director in JLL’s Industrial and Logistics team, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as retained property advisor for the Tilbury site on behalf of RWE.  The site offers a sizeable and unique development opportunity.”

Tilbury Power Station closed on 31 October 2013 and the technical decommissioning has now been completed. The next phase, deconstruction and demolition, will begin early next year.  The decommissioning has included making the station safe, removal of system hazards, disconnection of redundant mechanical and electrical systems ​​and removal of any unused materials from the site and sale of any large spare parts.

Over the past 18 months, RWE has been considering options for the former power station land. Current plans have defined the site into two parts, section 1 that is surplus to future plans and section 2 - land that will be retained for future energy requirements.

The land owned by RWE totals 346 acres, 152 acres of which is being marketed by JLL in the coming weeks with a view to being sold. This land includes the site of Tilbury ‘A’ station and the existing deep water jetty structure on the river Thames. This surplus land has the potential to be redeveloped for a mixture of uses including commercial and industrial, subject to the usual planning processes.

The land to be retained provides an excellent option for a future power station, located on the Thames, close to the largest area of demand in the UK, and having good transport links and infrastructure.

RWE are in advanced stages of selection for the preferred demolition contractor for the site.  The demolition contractor will be appointed by the end of the year with demolition starting on the site in early 2016. The demolition methods for the site are subject to prior approval by Thurrock Council.  Demolition of the site will take three years and finish at the end of 2018.

Steve Boughton Head of Business Development UK at RWE, added: “Our teams on site have been hard at work, preparing the whole site for demolition, which will take three years and section 1 sale. The demolition contract should be signed by the end of the year and we hope to begin work early next year. We would like to thank our local community for all their continued support.” ​