Did you know

Here’s some interesting facts about The Avenue – if you’d like to know more, or you know something about the site, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

  • The Avenue is a huge 240 acres 
  • It took 760 men to build the original coking works
  • When completed, the plant employed around 800 people 
  • When operating at full capacity, the coking works carbonised 2,175 tons of coal a day – producing approximately:
    • 1,400 tons of smokeless fuel
    • 65 tons of Sulphuric Acid 
    • 35 tons of Ammonium Sulphate
    • 20,000 gallons of crude Benzole 
    • 250 tons of Tar


Aerial view of coking works