Former Butterley site on the market

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The former landmark Butterley Engineering Works site has finally been put on the market after the factory was demolished nearly five years ago.

The industrial site on Butterley Row was put up for sale at the beginning of this month for a whopping £1,650,000.

The majority of the 13.24 acre site has been cleared, with the exception of two Grade II-listed buildings which sit on the north-west corner of the site.

The site is not within a conservation area or green belt but it does contain historical monuments the Butterley Works blast furnaces, Cromford canal tunnel and an underground wharf.

Adjacent to the site is the Carr Wood Local Nature Reserve, with Butterley Reservoir to the north and to the east is a residential development, completed by Morris Homes.

The sale is being managed by FHP Living.

A spokesman for the estate agents said there had already been great interest in the site.

He told the Ripley and Heanor News: “The former works site was put up for sale at the start of this month and there has already been a large amount of interest.

“There have been enquiries from both residential developers and industrial occupiers, but it is still very early days, and what will happen to the site remains to be seen.”

The site of the former Butterley Engineering works was closed in 2009 and was demolished in November of the same year.

Butterley was involved in many major projects - providing the iron work for was St Pancras Station in London.

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