THE former Bridgewater paper mill site will become a UK distribution centre run by Peel Ports.
The owner of Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal bought the 46-acre Ellesmere Port site from Bridgewater Paper Company’s administrators Ernst & Young in June.
It has emerged the firm paid £10.5m for the site and look set to convert it into a distribution centre.
The closure of the mill in February resulted in the loss of more than 250 jobs.
Peel Ports spokesman Brian Welsh would not be drawn on the price, revealed last week by property consultants King Sturge, who advised on the purchase.
He said: “The site has excellent rail, road and berth links and can respond to various uses be they port centric distribution, processing, manufacturing, energy etc.
“We would not comment upon the sales prices as all such matters are confidential. "There has been substantial interest
in the Bridgewater site, and talks are ongoing with various potential
The sale includes buildings, land and machinery and King Sturge has been instructed by Peel to conduct an auction of surplus plant in October.