History of the site

The site has been an important industrial manufacturing site since 1895. It was initially an ammunitions factory then in the 1920s it became an oil storage depot. In 1953, the Coryton Oil Refinery was commissioned and was the South East’s largest independent oil refinery until its closure in 2012, employing thousands of local people.

Taking advantage of the oil refinery’s pipe networks, deep water port and connections into the UK’s grid system, Thames Enterprise Park has a unique opportunity to support the UK’s transition to net zero, including through next generation energy industries such as hydrogen.

The regeneration will transform the site into one of the most sustainable and energy-innovative enterprise parks in the UK, bringing the site back into economic life.

The former Coryton Oil Refinery
The former Coryton Oil Refinery
The Former Coryton Oil Refinery

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