Weaver Shipyard, Northwich

This brownfield site is a former shipyard that has fallen into a state of disrepair that H2O have been promoting for residential development in Cheshire. The scheme will bring up to 80 moorings, 38 apartments and 58 houses to the shipyard off Saxons Lane, south of Northwich along the River Weaver. The proposed development will be a redeveloped boating marina which will be positioned to make best use of the existing inlet form the Weaver Navigation at the northern end of the site. Saxons Lane will be widened to allow two-way traffic and also lined with streetlights. A new pavement will also be incorporated to help open the site, along with the Marshall’s Arm Nature Reserve.

H2O Role:

H2O are in the process of obtaining planning approval for a new marina and circa 82 new waterside homes. H2O will then select a development partner to deliver the scheme.

Site/Community Benefits:

  • Sustainable re-use of a brownfield site.
  • New access to the waterfront
  • New pedestrian links
  • New marina and moorings