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Urban Regeneration

Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station

Ratcliffe-on-Soar – a vision to transform one of the UK’s last coal-fired power stations into a technology, advanced manufacturing and energy hub.

In line with government policy, the coal-fired power station sites owned by Uniper, will stop generating electricity by October 2024.

Uniper is currently working with regional stakeholders, including the Midlands Engine, to develop a vision for this significant site that could see it become an energy hub for innovation and business, creating up to 10,000 jobs.

Ideally located close to the proposed HS2 station, the M1, Parkway station and the expanding East Midlands Airport, the land offers a prime development opportunity.

The formation of a locally led development corporation provides the opportunity for increased ambition as it will sit within a bigger, more strategic picture.

Planning anticipates low-carbon energy production, storage and distribution, the hosting of manufacturing businesses and opportunities for gigafactories for battery and electric vehicle manufacturing.

Key facts

  • Centre for netzero technologies
  • Creation of up to 10,000 jobs
  • Adjacent to proposed to new HS2 station (Parkway)
  • Part of the East Midlands/Freeport cluster

Opportunity location

Why invest in Nottinghamshire?

Nottingham is a city with a rich past and a bright future. A city of leaders and legacy, known for its resilience, its compassion and its community spirit – just like its hero, Robin Hood. A city where you’ll find the legend of its outlaw hero and a thousand years of history at Nottingham Castle a stone’s throw from state-of-the-art developments emerging in Southside, Waterside and the Island Quarter. A place that’s on a mission to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral city by 2028, with unprecedented levels of investment in an award-winning, clean and green public transport system, electric vehicles and sustainable energy sources. A vibrant clash of creativity and culture, history and heritage, and world-class sports. A city where you’ll find independent shops, world cuisine and a thriving nightlife buzzing within the curious alleyways, boutique arcades and beautiful architecture. And two world-class universities nurturing innovation and independent minds, while a growing business scene secures their future. A place that’s always moving forward while celebrating its past. The biggest small city in the UK, nestled in the heart of the Midlands.

Insight for investors

  • Type of Investment Sought: Developer/academic
  • Value and cost info: £93m cost for ZERO
  • Site Size: 273Ha
  • Timescale: 2022-2030
  • Delivery Timescale: 5 + years
Primary promoter

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