The Astmoor Industrial Estate

Astmoor Industrial Estate is a large estate totalling 2.3 million square feet of primarily industrial space. The estate covers an area of approximately 195 acres. Located to the north east of Runcorn, the estate is situated adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal on the south bank of the River Mersey. Astmoor is a Business Improvement District (BID), a partnership between the local authority and the local business community.

Mersey Gateway Bridge Opening

At just after midnight on Saturday 14th October the Mersey Gateway Bridge opened to traffic for the first time. Tolls are enforced by dedicated cameras on the toll gantry scanning vehicle number plates and special Merseyflow stickers. So far over 82,000 vehicles have been registered for discounts on tolls, and people can still register after the new bridge is open, or pay for one-off crossings in advance or by 11.59pm the day after they travel.

Details of the tolls for the Mersey Gateway

Jubilee Bridge Closing

With the opening of the new link between Runcorn and Widnes the existing road bridge will be closed for many months. This has led to bus routes which cross the river having to divert. Whist endeavouring to continue to provide the same level of service, Halton Transport has taken advantage of the enforced diversion to forge new links and serve new neighbourhoods.The opening date is unknown and will be officially announced only a few days before the event. Timetables are being published ahead of the opening for your information.

Service 62, 62A
Service 82A
Service 110

Renew the BID on Astmoor for 2018 - 2023

The Business Improvement District of Astmoor is a 5 year project due to end on 31st March 2018 following a successful renewal ballot in 2013. Business led and managed, businesses are independently balloted every 5 years to establish whether the estate wishes to remain as a BID for a further 5 years. This is preceded by a lengthy consultation exercise which we are currently part way through. YOUR VOTE MATTERS! We are now offering all Astmoor residents the opportunity to tell us exactly what they want from BID3 with our online survey. Give us your opinion.

Find out more about this crucial process


“To maintain, and further develop, our position as one of the premier Industrial Estates within Cheshire and Merseyside capable of attracting, developing and supporting a broad spectrum of companies through the provision of a safe, clean and connected Industrial Estate”

Download the business plan

Want to know more about Astmoor Industrial Estate and read some of the success stories? More information can be found in our colour business plan (1.6MB PDF), which you can download and read on your screen, or contact us and we will post a printed copy to you.

Download the Astmoor Industrial Estate business plan