BXB announce plans to regenerate 104-acre Brownfield site in St Helens

BXB Cowley Hill Ltd, a joint venture between BXB Land Solutions Ltd and Promenade Estates, has announced plans to regenerate the Cowley Hill Works, a major redundant brownfield site in St Helens.

Following the emergence of new technologies and the consolidation of Pilkington’s activities over the past decade, 104 acres of the Cowley Hill Works, are now surplus to requirements. Contaminated land specialists, BXB Cowley Hill Ltd has purchased the land with the ambition of delivering new homes at this location.

The site has already been recognised by St Helens Borough Council as suitable for re-development and is the largest residential allocation within the Authority’s emerging Local Development Plan. With some sections of the Cowley Hill Works having been redundant for many years, BXB Cowley Hill Ltd is now working closely with Pilkington, who continue to occupy 40 acres, to ensure their long-term future at Cowley Hill and to provide a viable and deliverable brownfield housing site within the Borough.

Gary Goodman, Director at BXB Cowley Hill Ltd said:

“Cowley Hill Works presents a fantastic opportunity for St Helens to deliver much-needed residential land within a sustainable location, whilst ensuring the longevity of a key local employer. From the outset, our approach to this site has been collaborative and this approach will continue as we seek to ensure the delivery of this complex brownfield site, which has laid dormant for many years.

Cowley Hill Works is the first joint venture between BXB Land Solutions Ltd and Promenade Estates, both of whom have a wealth of development expertise. We are committed to delivering a development that will provide high quality homes to the St Helens residential market. This site also presents the opportunity for other key stakeholders to work along us and ensure our initial investment acts as a catalysis and ensure longer-term strategic benefits can be delivered within this locality, which responds to the local need and assist the Borough in securing their long-term objectives.

Against the backdrop of our collaborative approach, we are holding two key stages of public consultation and we are looking forward to local people engaging with us during this time.”

More information about the site and public consultation and can be accessed via cowleyhillworks.co.uk.