Buyers sniff out a bargain as the site of Derby’s former sewage works goes up for sale

Buyers sniff out a bargain as the site of a former Derby sewage works comes up for sale. The 3.65 acre plot at Mickleover is nestled between the A38, a new housing estate and the Mickleover Golf Club, and was the location of a waste treatment site which was decommissioned in 2002.

It is set to sell in an online auction by London-based agents BidX1 on Thursday, May 26. If you have £35,000 to spare it could be yours, but bear in mind the agent says the site is heavily overgrown despite offering a freehold development opportunity and countryside views.

The land is next to a new housing estate and close to Littleover Community School. The Hell Brook also crosses some parts of the territory.

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Describing the site, BidX1 said: “The property comprises an extensive and fenced former sewage treatment plant on a site of approximately 1.48 hectares (3.65 acres) which was decommissioned in 2002 and is now heavily overgrown. The property faces a new housing estate to the front and overlooks open countryside to the rear and the nearby golf course, with the elevated junction of the A516 with the A38 going west .

Members of the public can only view the site through public rights of way, but cats can go just about anywhere.

“The property has always had restricted operational access via Fresco Drive, shared with a school, but there is a large new residential development underway facing the property, creating a number of new access roads with the property itself. now located on Allan Avenue and Pritchett Drive with nearby access on the A38 and accessible from Haven Baulk Avenue.”

Sewage works were built on the site, formerly known as The Bunkers, in 1925 and further developed in the 1950s and 1960s. It was demolished after the site closed in the early 21st century.

Further details of the site, including how to contact agents, can be found at Move right.