As of September 2020 this project has achieved the successful completion of the new port known as Tilbury2, the latest addition to the Port of Tilbury. Apart from the many advantages this new port will bring is that it gives the Port of Tilbury the title of the greenest port in the UK. It has four wind turbines which work to produce most of the electricity it uses. The port also invests in fuel saving solutions, power and water in the area. Not only is the port committed to reducing its carbon footprint, it is actively involved in the Essex Wildlife Trust and no wildlife was impacted during the 70 acres of the London Distribution Park development.
The multi-million project is categorised as a ‘Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project’, and known as Tilbury2. It is believed that the Port of Tilbury, long regarded UK’s fastest growing port, benefits the south east of England by delivering fast, modern distribution services. Construction contractors Graham won the tender to carry out this project.
This ambitious project began in 2018, and is running to schedule, expecting to provide around 1,000 new homes over 5 years. Flats and houses will be available for:
New homes in St Chads have already been sold or rented, and other developments are underway.
The construction of a new port in Tilbury got a little bit closer this year after Port of Tilbury London announced it was looking for contractors to bid for the work.
The process will ultimately open up about 200 new job opportunities for the area. It will be sited at the same location as the old Tilbury Power Station, which is located to the east of Tilbury town.
Those behind the port scheme are looking for contractors for two distinct jobs – a £65m landside scheme as well as a £25m marine project.
The process is expected to be complex: it will require an aggregates terminal, for example, and all sorts of materials – like asphalt – are expected to be produced.
The successful bidder will have a big project on their hands. The main aspect of the job will be a 1 million square foot-plus mega shed.
There will also be a number of major infrastructure works required as well. A rail spur will be required, while a new RoRo – or roll-on/roll-off vessel – berth will be required in order to make the current river jetty larger.
And there’ll be plenty of ancillary buildings required too for non-port activities. Welfare centres, for example, will cater to staff’s needs.
Council housing registered tenants are enjoying new residential properties in Tilbury following a move by Thurrock Council to build new homes.
The site, which used to house St Chad’s School, has over 120 new properties available.
There’s a diversity of home types on offer – including 57 two-beds, 63 three-beds and even 8 four-beds.
The development has been overseen by Thurrock Regeneration Ltd, which is a company owned and funded by Thurrock Council.
Although the company is for-profit, all extra money made is re-invested back into the council budget or the council’s housing efforts.
Some of the properties were put up for sale by the council, while others will be rented – both to private tenants and to council tenants. Most of the homes on the new site are set to be privately rented.
Renting to council tenants was scheduled to begin in October of last year. But Thurrock Council is not planning to stop there: in total, 500 properties are scheduled to be built over the coming years.
These will span all sorts of property types, including homes specifically designed for large families as well as apartments.
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