7 Jun 2016

Mass land sale to follow cement plant closure

5:34 pm on 7 June 2016

Holcim is preparing to sell off its closing West Coast cement plant and associated assets, along with 400ha of land with sea views.

Holcim cement plant, Westport.

The cement plant near Westport Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal

The company was expected to close the 60-year-old Cape Foulwind plant, southwest of Westport, on 30 June with the loss of 105 jobs.

The 1950s-developed plant, surrounding land and 11 houses will be sold by JLL Real Estate.

Agent John Binning said it was a complex property.

Also being sold would be a quarry, packing plant site, water treatment plant, farm land, staff housing area and ground lease and wharf silos at the Westport harbour.

Holcim was aiming to create two new import terminals at Auckland and Timaru for bulk imported cement.

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