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St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, is set to start the demolition programme on redundant parts of the Pirelli tyre factory site in Burton upon Trent, making way for up to 300 homes and a commercial development boasting offices, 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 canal before demolishing the long-term unused high bay warehouse on Derby Road. The works are expected to take around six months.

The plans for the site were devised following Pirelli’s decision to streamline its space on the site to ensure business remains competitive. The manufacturer will continue to operate from its office and factory at the centre of the new development and will benefit from a new car park and vehicular access as part of the plans.

Located off Princess Way, the new residential area will overlook the Trent and Mersey Canal and feature a range of three, four and five bedroom houses. A spine of internal green spaces and children’s play areas will be delivered, in addition to pedestrian and cycle linkages from the canal to the town centre and local shopping areas.

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 Burton upon Trent.

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.”

Dominic Sandivasci, Chairman and CEO of Pirelli UK Tyres Ltd, stated: “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.”