Bids called for £37m Sheerness rebar mill clear-up

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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Developer Peel is advancing plans to redevelop the disused Thames Steel steelworks in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey.

The steelworks tear-down, land remediation and refurbishment of existing warehouses has been broken down into four key work packages worth up to £37m.

Steel production furnaces and a large rolling mill on the 53-acre site have been left untouched since the specialist rebar steelworks was closed in 2012.

Thames Steel Sherness

Now Peel through its Port of Sheerness operation plans to refurbish some existing warehouse space and create a 32-acre car parking area.

The demolition and disposal works are estimated to be worth up to £4m with a specialist remediation contract worth up to £7m also out to tender to deal with contaminated land, including infill of Thames Steel Works cooling ponds.

Civils works to create the large car park are worth up to £8m with Port of Sherness expecting to spend up to £12m on existing and new warehousing and £6m on new railhead infrastructure.

Interested firms can obtain more details by emailing Peel Ports.

 

 

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