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Investment Opportunities

Protos – Energy from Waste

The destination for energy, innovation and industry

Located on the banks of the Mancester Ship Canal, Protos clusters together innovative technologies in energy generation and resource management that are leading the way on the clean growth agenda. It can help businesses meet their sustainability objectives and develop a blueprint for the rest of the UK. Protos is a key stakeholder in Hynet North West, the UK’s leading industrial decarbonisation project.


Current developments already on site include Ince Park Renewables, Bioenergy Infrastructure Biomass Facility, Covanta Energy from Waste Plastics Park, Biosng Plant Progressive Energy Bio-Substitute Natural Gas.


With a dry cargo berth at the site, Protos boasts access to the Manchester Ship Canal, a northern link for some 7.5 million tonnes of cargo each year, owned and managed by Peel Ports. By road the site benefits from close access to the motorway network via J14 of the M56 and J11 of the M53, linking Protos to international airports in Liverpool and Manchester. In addition, an on-site rail siding completes the multi-modal package.


Protos, Grinsome Road, Cheshire CH2 4RB


Peel NRE – Protos energy and resource hub

Total site area

54ha development site. 9 plots available, some of which can be combined, ranging from 1-11ha.

Suitable uses

Industrial – including an Energy from Waste facility, biomass facility and environmental technologies including resource recovery (outline and detailed planning consent)

Planning status

Outline and detailed planning consent for industrial uses including those listed in ‘suitable uses’ above. This also encompasses B2, B8 and Sui Generis uses. Can accommodate large-scale requirements of between 50,000 and 800,000 sq ft and plots can be designed and delivered to the specifications of individual occupiers.

Potential investment

Seeking developer interest


Available now, infrastructure improvements now complete and several sites occupied/operational

More information

Seeking developer interest

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