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St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, will this week begin the demolition of 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. 

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 launched following Pirelli’s decision to streamline its space 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 collection 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. 

Ian Romano, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, said: “St. Modwen is looking forward to delivering an attractive new environment where people can work, visit and live. We have spent several years working with Pirelli, residents, the local authority and statutory consultees to bring about this scheme and it is great to see the plans coming to fruition.” 

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.”