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Current Developments

Clive Barracks, Tern Hill, Shropshire


The Ministry of Defence has announced the intention to close Clive Barracks, Tern Hill in 2022.

Clive Barracks extends to 72 hectares and is located approximately 4.5km south-west of the attractive town of Market Drayton in Shropshire. Shropshire Council, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and other stakeholders are working together to identify future beneficial uses for this important site via the local MP-led task force.

The site is accessed from the A41 and is based just south of a major intersection with the A53. The A41 is a strategically significant corridor for both Shropshire and the wider West Midlands road network. It affords direct road access to the north-west for local, through and freight traffic to the Cheshire area and the greater North West conurbation including Manchester and Liverpool airports. Running parallel to the M6 corridor, the A41 also offers access to international ports at Liverpool. To the south west, within a 30 minute drive, easy access is available to the M54 corridor (local, business and commuter journeys), and onward to the wider West Midlands conurbation and the national Strategic Motorway network for freight movements.

Shropshire is a high-quality location and its economic landscape provides significant opportunities. It occupies a unique position within the West Midlands Combined Authority and Midlands Engine, on the border of the Northern Powerhouse and the boundary of Wales. The county will benefit significantly from both the Birmingham HS2 Hub and the future Crewe Hub. HS2 will be the world’s most advanced passenger railway and the backbone of the UK’s rail network. Crewe station, just 20 miles north of Tern Hill, will be a ‘high speed hub’ supplying first-class services for both passengers and freight and providing even better connectivity from Shropshire to the North West, North East and London.


Location: Tern Hill, Market Drayton

Development use: Mixed use

Project owner: MOD (landowner) supported by Shropshire Council

Investment Type: Investors and developers

Completion/Status: Currently operational (as barracks and military base). Intended closure date: 2022

Site will require planning permission and investment for change of use/ redevelopment

Contact: Please call +44 (0)1743 257777 or email invest@shropshire.gov.uk

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