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Acting on behalf of RWE, JLL has sold 152 acres of surplus land including a deep water jetty, adjacent to the Port of Tilbury in Essex to Port of Tilbury London Ltd.
Commenting on the acquisition, Richard Evans, director in JLL’s Industrial and Logistics team, said:“The Tilbury site generated significant interest from a number of regional businesses and property companies, and offers Port of Tilbury London Ltd a unique opportunity to grow their business.”
The land purchased is surplus land adjacent to the former Tilbury Power Station owned by RWE, which closed in 2013 and is currently being cleared. The port has taken ownership of part of the 152 acre site, with the remainder to be handed over following the completion of the demolition process.
Steve Boughton, Head of Business Development UK for RWE, said: “RWE has a proud connection with the Tilbury Power Station site, having generated electricity there for millions of homes for over 46 years. Following its closure in 2013, we are delighted to have sold part of the site to the Port of Tilbury which we believe offers a fantastic opportunity for businesses and employment in the local area and beyond. We will continue to work closely with the port over the coming months while demolition of some buildings take place. We wish the port every success for its future plans.”
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