Former Corus steel site in Tipton on the market for more than £1 million

By Clare Butler | Tipton | News | Published:

An eyesore former steelworks site has been put up for sale for more than £1 million.

The former Corus steel site in Tipton

The Corus warehouse in Tipton has stood derelict for more than 10 years, but Bearwood-based property specialists Royal Estates say that the site is ideal for a housing development.

In 2003 the plant closed with the loss of more than 100 jobs. Royal Estates say that the Freehold site has now been on the market for £1,200,000 for around eight weeks.

The former Corus steel site in Tipton

Indy Dubb, director, said: “It is in a really good area with mixed housing and industrial units. It is a 1.6 acre spot which is a really good size for the site and would be great for a housing development. That would be a good option for the site as it has stood vacant for more than 10 years and looks like an eyesore. Some form of development there would be really beneficial for the area.

“We have had the site up for sale for about eight weeks now and it has attracted attention. It is sad when buildings get left like this but hopefully it can have a brighter future when sold to the right people.”

There are first floor offices and a yard area providing parking for several vehicles. A sale advert states: “The warehouse premises which is of steel portal frame construction benefits from a pitched roof with generous roof lights providing good natural light and loading bays suitable for artic lorries with a minimum eaves height of 27ft and a maximum of 33ft. The site also benefit’s from additional buildings which require repair.”

When the Corus plant closed in 2003 the firm had 26,000 workers nationwide, with more than 2,000 employed across the region.

At the time, council bosses in Sandwell urged officials to reconsider the job cuts in hope they could be avoided.

A total of 305 were employed at the boroughs three steel processing sites with 85 at West Bromwich Street, Oldbury, 115 at Bloomfield Road and 105 in Barnfield Road, both Tipton.

The firm had 26,000 workers nationwide, with more than 2,000 employed at all the regions operations, which were also based in Wednesfield, Walsall and Stourbridge.

Clare Butler

By Clare Butler
Senior Reporter - @CButler_Star


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