Saffron Walden – Ashdon Road

Strategic & Mixed Use /Current

A 32 acre site situated on Ashdon Road on the north-eastern edge of Saffron Walden. The former Acrow galvanizing factory was acquired by Ridgeons in the mid 1980’s and partially occupied by them as a builders merchants.

Working in partnership with Ridgeons as landowner, Turnstone is delivering a new 64,000 sq ft building merchant unit on the site for Ridgeons. Practical completion of this and associated access works occurred in November 2016. The new store is set to open on the 3rd January 2017. The proposals also include 9 acres of commercial development land and 1.9 acres for restaurant, hotel and local centre development for which outline planning permission was obtained in 2015.

The demolition of the existing Ridgeons unit will make way for the development 167 dwellings on the part of the site released by Ridgeons as they move to their new store. Bloor Homes purchased the majority of the residential element in December 2016 on a phased basis.

Part of the commercial development land was sold to tool and plant hire company GR8 in April 2021, who propose 20,500 sq ft of commercial space of which about 7,000 sq ft will be for its own occupation. 

All commercial enquiries should be made to Carter Jonas.