Experience & Partners

Our experienced Heath Park team has great stakeholder relationships and a proven record of success.

This highly knowledgeable team of dedicated professionals has more than 20 years’ experience as specialists in site regeneration and planning for redevelopment.

 

SOG has created award-winning business and technical parks at The Heath in Runcorn and at Londoneast-uk in Dagenham, east London.  In Dagenham, SOG was instrumental in attracting over £2bn of inward investment.

 

‘Fusion’, SOG’s exclusive regeneration process, has provided key advice and services for numerous major regeneration projects for big corporate clients.

John Lewis MBE

John Lewis MBE

John Lewis is a founder member of SOG Ltd which was formed in 1999 and is now sole owner of SOG Group. He has also launched a number of other successful businesses designing and developing bespoke building projects. John’s business achievements have been recognised with several awards including the accolade of Liverpool’s ‘Knowledge Leader of the Year’. He was awarded an MBE in 2019 in recognition of his services to business.

The Heath Business & Technical Park

The Heath Business & Technical Park

When chemicals giant ICI announced the closure of its polymers division based at The Heath in Runcorn, Cheshire, in 2000 with the loss of 1,600 jobs it was seen as the death knell for Runcorn. Now SOG plans to further transform the site to meet the challenges of the 21st century by creating Heath Park – with a vision to turn the location into a fantastic, sustainable, futuristic environment where people can work, live and play.

Hexagon Tower

Hexagon Tower

SOG was appointed by Avecia to take charge of Facilities Management at the biotech and specialist chemical company’s global headquarters at Hexagon Tower, Blackley, in Manchester. The 11-storey Hexagon Tower with 85,000 square feet of laboratories and 100,000 square feet of offices was originally a single business location and part of the old ICI empire. Following the sale of a number of Avecia businesses, Hexagon Tower was transformed in 2003 into a multi-occupancy facility housing 14 separate companies and employing around 500 people.

Halton Borough Council

Halton Borough Council

The local authority is Halton Borough Council which is responsible for a range of statutory functions and with whom SOG Group Ltd liaise on a regular basis, especially in relation to planning matters. Halton’s Core Strategy Local Plan sees The Heath as a key employment area and the Council has given approval for the site to be a mixed use development. It also provides a wide range of services to assist and encourage businesses to locate and grow in the Borough.

SOG Group

SOG Group

SOG has a superb track record. Our highly knowledgeable team of dedicated professionals has more than 20 years’ experience as specialists in site regeneration and planning for redevelopment.

Londoneast-UK

Global pharmaceutical company Sanofi announced its manufacturing plant in Dagenham, East London, was to close in 2013. SOG was appointed to spearhead a regeneration programme. Londoneast-uk now sits at the heart of a thriving location which will soon be home to a Hollywood-style film studio complex and Europe’s largest data centre.  SOG was instrumental in attracting more than £2bn of inward investment to the site which now includes a technical park supporting over 40 businesses, an educational campus, regional offices for the trade union Unite, a hotel, a pub/restaurant and other facilities.

Steve Rotheram - Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor

Steve Rotheram - Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority comprises the six districts of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral. It is responsible for the allocation of funding it receives as part of the Devolution Agreement with Central Government. These include the Strategic Investment Fund which is granted to applicants primarily to foster job creation and economic growth. Heath Park has been designated as "Beacon Project" by the authority.

Central Government

Central Government

Central Government has signed a Devolution Agreement with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority through which it devolves a range of powers, responsibilities and funding to deliver opportunities for all residents and businesses and by providing new or improved transport systems and infrastructure. A range of Government Agencies including The Department for Transport, Highways England and Homes England provide additional support.

CONTACT HEATH PARK

If you have any enquiries about Heath Park, please email tim.metson@heathpark-uk.com

or, please call us +44 (0)1483 801092 / +44 (0)7974 674876