Hooton Park

Sustainable Resources


Hooton Park

Land at Hooton Park to accommodate an energy from waste plant. A deal was signed between all interested parties in November 2018 to secure the delivery of the scheme.

Key Info

Project Theme
Sustainable Resources
Local Enterprise Partnership
Liverpool City Region
Project Status
Local Authority
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
Key Sector
Energy, Environmental


To Date


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Capital investment


Kieran Tames, Peel L&P Environmental

Sustainable Resources – Waste to Energy

In November 2018, Peel Environmental announced they had completed a deal with renewable energy developer Cogen, and its partners, for a 240,000 tonne per annum energy from waste facility at Hooton Park, Wirral. The facility will be the first merchant waste and power project in the UK and is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2021. The new facility when operational will produce 25MW of renewable power capable of powering approximately 50,000 homes.

Around 350 jobs will be associated with the construction stage at its peak, and the ongoing operation of the facility will generate up to 30 permanent positions.

The deal represents the second deal that Peel has completed with Cogen following on from the waste wood Biomass power plant that is now built and operational at Protos. The project is the fifth energy from waste project that Cogen are delivering in the UK.

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