SOG Group and Vertex Hydrogen sign agreement for Heath Park

SOG Group and Vertex Hydrogen have signed a ‘Heads of Terms’ agreement which will see Vertex supply low carbon hydrogen to the proposed Heath Park development in Runcorn, Cheshire. The hydrogen will be delivered to Heath Park from Vertex Hydrogen, the UK’s first low carbon hydrogen plant to be constructed at Essar Oil UK’s Stanlow […]

SOG addresses frequently asked questions on Heath Park project

SOG Group owner John Lewis MBE has met with Margaret Ratcliffe, Christopher Rowe and Gareth Stockton, councillors from Halton Borough Council’s Beechwood and Heath Ward, to discuss the Heath Park planning application recently submitted to Halton Borough Council. Mr Lewis says: “I appreciate that the documents forming our outline planning application for this project can […]

DIT officials briefed on Heath Park plan during visit to The Heath

Senior officials from the Department of International Trade visited The Heath Business and Technical Park on Wednesday, November 9th to be briefed on SOG’s Heath Park project, as part of a regional tour of science facilities in the North-West. Simon Sweetinburgh, Senior Advisor to the Minister for Investment – Life Sciences & Innovation, and Bob […]

Heath Park statement following submission of planning application to Halton Borough Council

John Lewis MBE, owner of SOG Group, says: “Enquiries regarding our Heath Park submission should be directed to Halton Borough Council’s planning department where the application can be viewed on the Council’s website.   The Planning Case No. is 22/00569/OUT which can be entered on the HBC Planning Portal at this address: https://webapp.halton.gov.uk/planningapps/index.asp “The Heath […]

Heath Park ‘Port Sunlight’ masterplan is submitted for planning approval

SOG Group has submitted a planning application to Halton Borough Council in the next step of their ground-breaking proposals to transform The Heath Business and Technical Park into ‘Heath Park’, a 21st century version of Port Sunlight *. Heath Park evolved from a global competition challenging architects, designers, planners and forward thinkers to create a […]

International Horticultural Congress 2022 hears how Heath Park’s net-zero Vertical Farming model can put UK at the forefront of the world’s challenge to grow carbon free food

SOG Group’s proposals to build a ground-breaking ‘Field of the Future’ vertical farm powered by hydrogen at Heath Park in Runcorn is a model that can put the UK at the forefront of ‘Net Zero’ farming technology. The findings from a world-first pilot study, ‘Pathways to net-zero farming: a carbon footprint comparison of vertical versus […]

Heath Park masterplan wins top national urban design award

The masterplan for Heath Park has won a prestigious national award in the UK’s ‘Festival of Place: Pineapple Awards’ celebrating the urban life of places and recognising developments where people seek to live, work and play. EcoResponsive Environments won a global competition organised by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and sponsored by SOG which […]

Heath Park team to speak at Real Estate Live UK roadshow

SOG Group owner John Lewis MBE and his Vertical Farming advisor Dr Paul Myers, the co-founder of Farm Urban, are both speaking at the Real Estate Live UK roadshow being staged in Liverpool. Mr Lewis, the inspiration behind the vision to transform The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn into Heath Park, a Net […]

SOG Group win ‘Commitment to the Community’ accolade at 2022 Halton Business Awards

SOG Group won the ‘Commitment to the Community’ Award at the 2022 Halton Business Awards in recognition of Eat@TheHeath’s initiative programme which combats loneliness among the over 50s. Eat@TheHeath is a weekly club run by SOG staff and Runcorn Police Community Support Officers which supports elderly and vulnerable people including many who live alone. Originally […]