• Coryton oil refinery transformation to create up to 5,000 new jobs

Up to 5,000 jobs could be created by the development of Thames Enterprise Park, located on land occupied by the former Coryton Oil Refinery in Thurrock.

Part of the old refinery site is already being used for the Thames Oilport fuel terminal, which is now open for fuel supply.  Thames Enterprise Park makes up the remaining 415 acres and is one of the largest industrial sites in the northern Thames Gateway, which itself is north west Europe’s largest single regeneration initiative.

The development of Thames Enterprise Park is being driven by Thames Oilport investor Greenergy in partnership with with iSec, part of the Marcol Group. Subject to consent, the plans would complement the existing Thames Oilport and deliver a new Food Park, Energy Park and central hub for amenity, training and skills.

Preparation for the site’s future development is already well underway. Demolition works to clear the old refinery will be largely completed by November 2017. In addition, planning permission was granted by Thurrock Council in April 2017 for the clean-up of around 114 acres of the site.

iSec and Greenergy are keen to share the draft plans with the local community and would encourage local residents, business people and stakeholders to come to the drop-in sessions and give their feedback.

A public drop-in session is being held on Thursday 21 September and Friday 22 September to showcase the early vision for the site. Interested parties can come along to view the plans, meet members of the project team and give their feedback.

This will be followed by a second round of public consultation later in the year, prior to a planning application being submitted to Thurrock Council.

Andrew Owens, Chief Executive for Greenergy, said:

“The Coryton refinery land is situated in one of the most exciting growth areas in the South East. The regeneration of the site is already underway, with jobs created at the Thames Oilport fuel terminal. We are now bringing forward our plans to transform the remainder of the refinery land to accommodate a variety of job-creating businesses at Thames Enterprise Park.”

Nigel Lax, Director at iSec, said:

“We are delighted to share our exciting vision for the Thames Enterprise Park with local residents, community organisations, councillors and local businesses.”
“Our plans will regenerate one of the largest sites in the Northern Thames Gateway and see new businesses and jobs returning to the area.”
“We look forward to speaking with the local community and stakeholders as the plans progress, which will include a second round of public consultation at the end of 2017.”

For further information please visit: www.thamesenterprisepark.co.uk

Nigel Lax, Director at iSec, said:
“We are delighted to share our exciting vision for the Thames Enterprise Park with local residents, community organisations, councillors and local businesses.”