Hillhouse International

Building on the industrial excellence of the Chemical Industry in Lancashire

Plastics and Polymers:

Hillhouse International Enterprise Zone is a former ICI chemical production facility, located on the Wyre coast at Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire.

It is a 138 hectare site occupied by over 40 companies, including the world headquarters of Victrex PLC (polymers), AGC Chemicals Europe Ltd (fluorochemicals and fluoropolymers), Addison Engineering and Vinnolit (PVC manufacture).

There are areas of land within the Enterprise Zone available for re-development, including areas within the secure part of the site, and opportunities for both land sales and design-and-build. The secure part of the site, managed by NPL Estates, offers full COMAH status and facilities for the chemical sector, as well as full facilities management, which is also available in some non-secured areas. Hillhouse International also has the capacity to accommodate companies with high power requirements.

The Enterprise Zone offers areas for both Business Rates Relief (of up to £275,000 over five years) and Enhanced Capital Allowances.

Hillhouse International Enterprise Zone provides a fantastic opportunity for businesses to locate on an existing, internationally-recognised business park, alongside world-leading chemical and polymer production companies.

Target sectors include the chemical industry, polymer manufacture, energy generation and management, advanced manufacturing and engineering, and low carbon and sustainable industries. Companies operating outside these sectors will be welcomed to discuss options, however, in order to encourage job creation and industry diversification.


For further information and enquiries, please contact the Hillhouse International Enterprise Zone team.

Sector focus

  • Chemicals


The Hillhouse Enterprise Zone is located on the site of the former ICI manufacturing plant

Find out more

Rob Green

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 (0)1253 478729

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