Former Willington Power Station

34 Hectare site in South Derbyshire formerly home to Willington power station. The site lies to the South-West of the City of Derby and offers great redevelopment potential.


The former coal-fired Willington A station was closed in 1995 and the B power station in 1999. The majority of the site has been cleared but the five cooling towers remain. In 2011, planning permission was granted to develop up to 2,000MW of Combined Cycle Gas Turbine plant and 400MW of Open Cycle Gas Turbine plant.

The former power station is on the outskirts of the growing village of Willington, which has a station on the Derby to Birmingham New Street line. The area has one of the fastest growing populations in the country and is home to businesses such as Alstom, JCB, Nestlé, Rolls Royce and Toyota.

The site is close to the A50/A38 intersection (Junction 4) at Burnaston and the Toyota car plant. The A50 East-West link, connects Junction 24/24a of the M1 to the A500 serving Junctions 15 and 16 of the M6, opening up access to the nation’s motorway network. To the South of the site is the River Trent and to the North, the recently developed Mercia Marina on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Investment Opportunities

The former Willington Power Station site is suited to proposals for energy-related development and any other uses appropriate to contribute to the regeneration of the previously developed land. There is potential for access to the National Grid and to the rail network, with coal previously supplied via a branch off the adjacent Derby to Birmingham railway line.

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