Brownfield Development – Former Brickworks

The development site comprised a former Brickworks and two clay pits.

The pit to the south of the site had been backfilled in the 1980s–1990s, and fully restored; while the central area had been allowed to flood and was in use as a fishing lake. Disused buildings including the pan house, clay feed hoppers, clay conveyers, a boiler house, chimney, kilns and fuel storage tanks remained on site.

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