Oliver Road Lagoons

Region: South East

Oliver Road Lagoons in Thurrock, sometimes known as West Thurrock Marsh, is a 40-hectare site home to a myriad of wildlife species – including the incredibly rare Distinguished jumping spider.

The Present and the Future

The Land Trust is working closely with property developer Goodman, along with Natural England and Buglife to realise the vast potential of this site, which has not yet been opened to the public. This long-term partnership project will seek to provide a habitat to protect both invertebrates and birds at West Thurrock.

The site, formerly home to Thurrock Power Station, contains Pulverised Fuel Ash (PFA), which has been extremely beneficial for wildlife, creating a mosaic of wildflower-rich habitats, leading to over 1,300 different species of invertebrates, bird and reptiles, of which around 50 species are classified as endangered, making this site their home.

Visitor Information


Oliver Road, Grays, Essex, RM20 3AL

Site size: 40 hectares


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To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Manager Lauren Hull or call 07500 578476.

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