DEMOLITION work is set to begin at a Burton based tyre giant to make way for a new development that will include up to 300 homes.
Developers St Modwen has revealed that it is starting work to remove the redundant parts of the Pirelli tyre factory site, off Derby Road, as it prepares to start work on the site which will also include an office block, commercial units, a public house, hotel and restaurants.
From early February, the demolition team will first remove the disused buildings on the Princess Way land adjacent to the Trent and Mersey canal before demolishing the long-term unused high bay warehouse on Derby Road.
The works are expected to take around six months.
St Modwen senior development surveyor Ian Romano said: “St Modwen is pleased to begin work on this new site.
“We have spent many years working with Pirelli, residents, the local authority and statutory consultees to bring about this scheme and are looking forward to delivering an attractive new environment where people can work, visit and live.”
The plans for the site were devised following Pirelli’s decision to ‘streamline’ its space on the site to ensure that the business remained ‘competitive’.
The manufacturer will continue to operate from its office and factory at the centre of the new development.
It will also benefit from a new car park and vehicular access as part of the planned works.
Located off Princess Way, the new residential area will overlook the canal and feature a range of three, four and five bedroom houses.
A variety of green spaces and children’s play areas have been designed and will be built as well as
pedestrian and cycle links from the canal to the town centre and other nearby attractions.
The hotel, restaurants, public house, offices and commercial units will be developed on vacant land fronting Derby Road, providing easy access to the A38 and the town.
Dominic Sandivasci, chairman and chief executive of Pirelli UK Tyres, said: “It is great to see demolition work begin on the surplus buildings.
“It won’t be long before the new development is being built, creating a fantastic boost to the area both economically and aesthetically.”