Port Cheshire

Transport & Logistics

Ellesmere Port

Port Cheshire

The development of a 75 acre multi-modal port facility adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal.

Key Info

Project Theme
Transport & Logistics
Manufacturing / Logistics
Local Enterprise Partnership
Cheshire & Warrington
Project Status
Local Authority
Cheshire West & Chester Council
Key Sector


To Date


Capital investment



Capital investment



Capital investment

Port centric employment opportunities

Peel Ports bought the former Bridgewater paper mill site in 2010 after the newsprint paper business went into administration. The location adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal is highly suitable for a wide range of port-related uses including manufacturing, processing, energy generation, distribution or open storage. The site provides a development opportunity for an industrial and warehouse space totalling up to 1 million sq ft.

The site also retains a Combined Heat and Power Plant which used to serve the paper mill.