Plans to turn Tilbury Power Station into a port go on show in Gravesend in March

Plans to turn a former power station into a major port go on show next month.

The Port of Tilbury will hold an exhibition at Gravesend Old Town Hall detailing its proposals to turn 152 acres it bought last year into a new terminal.

The new industrial docks will take over part of the former Tilbury Power Station site, visible across the Thames from the town, and include a deep water jetty.

The view of Tilbury Power Station from Gravesend
The view of Tilbury Power Station from Gravesend

It will act as a “satellite” of the main port, with a roll-on roll-off ferry terminal for importing and exporting containers and trailers.

The site, which will be known as Tilbury2, is also likely to include a facility for importing and processing bulk construction materials.

A planning application is expected to be submitted in October this year.

Port of Tilbury commercial director Peter Ward said: “We are one of the largest ports in the South East and to continue to grow and to bring economic benefit and jobs to the area, we need to prepare for future market demands.

“Our success in recent years means that we now need more land close to the port to grow and our proposals for Tilbury2, on part of the site of the former Tilbury Power Station, will allow us to do this.”

The consultation event takes place at Gravesend Old Town Hall in High Street on Thursday, March 16 from 10am to 6pm.

People can also complete an online survey at

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