The Wardley site in South Tyneside gives businesses the opportunity to create their own bespoke 1 million sq ft building with an on-site rail connection and excellent connections to the neary port.
SITE OVERVIEW & VISION
Acquired by Harworth in 1995, Wardley is a former rail-connected coal processing and disposal site that was in operation since the early 1990’s.
The site benefits from being close to the A194 (M) which is linked directly to the A1 (M) as well as Newcastle Airport, the Tyne Tunnel and the Ports of Tyne and Sunderland. The businesses based on the adjacent logistics park already enjoy the benefits of this great location. Wardley is also next to the North East’s proposed International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), which will provide expansion land for businesses serving Nissan.
The long-term vision for the site is to clear as much of the coal spoil on the site as possible to create a minimum development area of around 40 hectares for employment and logistics uses. Talks are ongoing with the local Councils to recognise the potential of the site to complement the neighbouring approved first phase of the IAMP, which also adjoins the Leamside rail line.
TRANSFORM, REGENERATE, REVITALISE
In 2015, we demolished the redundant coal plant and planning permission has since been secured for an anaerobic digestion plant which will supply gas to the grid when developed.
The site has – and is still currently – been used for the storage of materials from local infrastructure improvement works such as the Tyne Tunnel and Testos roundabout.
OPPORTUNITIES & ENQUIRIES
Companies looking to secure long term development on the site, after the current short-term uses have ceased (from 2021), should initially contact the agent for further information.