Established by Nipa Laboratories, the plant produced a patented range of ‘Paraben’ preservatives and antioxidants based upon the esters of p-Hydroxy Benzoic Acid. Further development of the site saw the research, development and manufacture of pharmaceutical chemicals specifically aromatic organic intermediates based on natural products.
The company was acquired by Clariant in 2000. Significant capital investment in both 2001 and 2006 resulted in the expansion of production volumes and the introduction of new polymer processes to the site. High levels of manufacturing activity have continued across the site but are now set to cease from mid-2012.
The property benefits from all mains services including two main switch rooms, each with 1x1500 KVA transformer 415 V to 433 V.
PLANT & EQUIPMENT
Formerly a speciality chemicals manufacturing facility, there is a substantial amount of plant and equipment remaining in situ which could be adapted to meet other manufacturing processes. A full inventory of plant and machinery is available upon request.
ENVIRONMENTAL & EPC
The site has operated under both PPC licence and EPR, and regulated by the Environmental Agency Wales. The site holds a lower tier COMAH status and as such is regulated by the joint Competent Authority, the Health and Safety Executive and the Environmental Agency Wales. Phase I site investigations and a preliminary Phase II assessment have been undertaken by URS. A type II Asbestos Survey has been completed and can be made available. An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is available upon request.
Planning is controlled by the Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Local Development Plan, adopted on 2 March 2011. Subject to Planning Consent, there may be potential for alternative use redevelopment under Policy AW11.
All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT which may be charged.
The property is offered freehold and full terms are available upon application.
for further information as to potential business support from the Welsh Government please call: 0300 0603300, International enquiry number: (+44) 1443 845500 or email amanda.Jex-Green@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK.