Winsford’s industrial heritage is based on the salt industry and its ancilliary needs. For a number of years Winsford and Northwich had a number thriving ship building yards which could build ships with a gross weight of about 1000 tons. The last ship launched was the Monach and local divers are trying to locate the hulk in Dublin Bay.

Many local people worked in the mines but a greater number were employed in processing and transporting the finished products.

During the 1960’s the newly developed industrial provided a greater diversity of jobs and this broad base is the foundation of todays employment.

Major employers in manufacturing and transport, now based in Winsford are to be found in the Business Directory of the link to the Winsford 1-5 site, below:-

or alternatively:-

Winsford 1-5

Welcome to the web site for Winsford Industrial Estate, located in the heart of Cheshire. This website contains information about the benefits Winsford Industrial Estate and the surrounding areas have to offer investors, employers and employees.Whether you are looking for property, a new job, companies who can provide a product or service locally or a fellow estate worker to share the daily drive to work and reduce your travel to work costs, has all this information and much more.

Some of the main features of the website include:

Property Search – On-line property search facility,
Jobs Bulletin Board – For local residents seeking employment on the estate,
Car Sharing Web Site – To provide employees of Winsford companies with an opportunity to share lifts to work to save money and reduce congestion,
Estate Tour Bookings – Contact the estate manager with queries or to arrange a tour of the estate and its facilities.
Business Directory – To enable organisations and businesses to source local products and services from companies on Winsford Industrial Estate.
Information about the Winsford 1-5 Business Environment Group which is responsible for championing the future development of the estate.

Winsford Industrial Estate offers companies, organisations and their employees a great location to trade and prosper from. This pioneering estate was the first industrial estate in the UK to become a Business Improvement District (November 2005), is home to a variety of different businesses and offers excellent links to the North West, Midlands and Wales.

The estate is located in the Borough of Vale Royal in Cheshire. Vale Royal offers business owners, managers and employees an excellent quality of life, with rural landscapes bordering the Borough’s towns, featuring everything from quiet country pubs to wonderful walks through inspiring countryside and woodlands including the beautiful Delamere Forest.

The estate is close to the country’s arterial motorways (M6 for North to South and M62 for East to West) and adjacent to one of our arterial railway lines (West Coast Main Line) with a station here at Winsford with a direct link to one of the key national hubs on the UK rail network at Crewe. For air travellers, we are well serviced by the UK’s second largest international airport at Manchester and a key hub for budget airlines such as Easyjet at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

For lovers of city life, whether to live and commute or just to visit for a night out, we have four cities within an easy 45 minute journey with Chester, Manchester, Salford, Liverpool all easily accessible by both road and rail. Yet at the same time, we have four National Parks on our doorstep with journey times as little as 45 minutes (Snowdonia, Peak District, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales).

There can be few places in the UK with the accessibility and location to match Winsford Industrial Estate.

Winsford Industrial Estate

Winsford Industrial Estate offers businesses, organisations and their employees a safe, clean and green environment in which to trade, work and prosper.The estate is located in the heart of Cheshire, and borders idyllic countryside whilst offering excellent transport links with the M6 motorway and major A-roads linking the estate with Merseyside, Chester and Wales. This exceptional trading environment in a great location enables companies’ easy access to markets in Wales, the North West and the Midlands.

More than 4000 people are employed on the estate in a variety of professions. The estate has a good mixture of premises and property available to organisations, ranging from professional start up business incubator units to large manufacturing, warehousing and logistics facilities.

If you are looking for property please click on the property search button to search for premises on the estate. In addition, through the Business Improvement District (visit for more information) the estate employs an Estate Manager who is available to support organisations from the early stages of finding a suitable property or site through to settling in and developing a prosperous business. The Estate Manager provides a single point of contact for all organisations on the estate seeking support or information.

Estate Manager

Mike Kelly (Estate Manager)
C/O Groundwork Environmental Business Services
Yarwoods Arm
Navigation Road

Telephone: 01606 723175
Mobile: 07792 618133

Further information on the availability of land for new builds can be obtained from Vale Royal Borough Councils Local Plan (visit for further information).