Things that make you go ummm…


The former Effluent Disposal site has been dormant for a while.

This is good news – I noticed it popping up in newsfeeds a couple of days ago. The old Effluent Disposal/Leigh/Sarp/Veolia plant – based around the old Walsall Wood Colliery shaft and site in Lindon Road, Brownhills – has finally been sold.

The plant and Brownhills Industrial Park adjacent were, for a long time, subject to attempts to build a housing estate, a plan successfully defeated by Walsall Council’s Planning Department. Since then, the site has been largely dormant.

It seems it’s been sold, and will become a the new site for a ‘Catering Services’ provider.

I do hope they have a mop round before they flog it, considering the site’s history. I’m sure you’ll find this as remarkable as I do.

From Insider Media:

Aldridge-based catering company Theo Foods has purchased a three-acre site in Cannock after outgrowing its current home.

Property adviser GVA worked on the sale of the mixed-use industrial and commercial site situated on Lindon Road in Brownhills.

Currently occupied by environmental services company Veolia, it includes 25,165 sq ft of offices and workshops spread across a number of buildings.

Mark Fitzpatrick of GVA said: ‘With its mix of buildings providing a range of industrial and commercial spaces, this is a truly unique site.

‘Lindon Road is close to the host of local amenities found in Walsall town centre and being just two miles from the national motorway network makes it an outstanding distribution location and perfect for Theos Foods.’

Formed in 1990, Theo Foods is a family-run supplier of catering services to the retail, business, education and leisure sectors.

Chris Gavriel said: ‘We have seen a strong year as we continue to develop new product lines and our former premises were no longer able to meet our aspirations for growth.’

As part of the purchase agreement, Veolia will remain in situ in the site’s rear workshop units and yard of the property for the next 12 months.

I wish the new owners well in their new enterprise, even if we’re not in Cannock…


It’s a large site.

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