Strategic site 2: Hillhouse International - Enterprise Zone

Hillhouse International - Enterprise Zone

Location: Thornton, adjacent A585

Size: 600 ac (243 ha)

Key stakeholder / owner: NPL Estates Ltd

Summary: A large, fully secure and serviced strategic industrial and employment site situated on the Wyre estuary, close to the Port of Fleetwood. Occupied by existing successful multi-national chemical and polymer companies.  Substantial opportunities for growth and diversification.

Opportunities: Benefitting from proximity to the secure site, a further 30 acres (12.1 ha) has been identified for development of the “Riverside Business Park”. This has potential to accommodate B1 office pavilions and B8 type uses including trade counter operations in an attractive and accessible location overlooking the Wyre estuary.

An additional 45 acres (18ha) has been set aside for housing development to complement other existing permissions and developments which have taken place across the site.

The site is able to offer a multitude of opportunities for investment and relocation with the support of the Local Authority via an up to date planning policy.


  • ETFE Plant, AGCCE
  • Hillhouse Aerial 1
  • Hillhouse Aerial 2