Thames Enterprise Park welcomes Mayor of Thurrock to mark regeneration milestone

The Mayor of Thurrock, Councillor Sue Little, visited Thames Enterprise Park in February to mark the start of another phase of deconstruction work at the former Coryton Oil Refinery.

The clearance works are an important step in the regeneration of the 412-acre brownfield site and the development of Thames Enterprise Park, one of the largest employment-led regeneration projects in the South East.

The Mayor was hosted by Development Director Graham Stark to mark the start of this work, to see the deconstruction process first-hand, and to meet the teams working on-site.

Specialist contractors DSM are taking down 34 previously used oil storage tanks as part of site clearance and preparation work required for development.  Across the site, above-ground structures have been decommissioned, cleaned, and then demolished or removed in phases. 

When complete, Thames Enterprise Park is projected to create 5,500 jobs and to generate £350m per year for the local economy.

Thurrock Mayor, Councillor Sue Little, said: “It was a pleasure to visit Thames Enterprise Park to see the progress being made as this new phase of decommissioning begins.  I was glad to meet the skilled, specialist teams working hard to move this project forwards.”

Graham Stark, Development Director at Thames Enterprise Park said: “This new phase of work is a key phase in the process to unlock the size and scale of the opportunity at Thames Enterprise Park. We were pleased to welcome the Mayor to see first-hand the progress being made.  When complete, Thames Enterprise Park will result in more than £350 million per year delivered back into the local economy.  That’s £3.5 billion of economic impact over the first 10 years of operation here in Thurrock.”