Arla/Woodlands has significant scope for stimulating increased employment in the agri-food and human health sectors in the east of Aylesbury. This will build on links to the established Arla super dairy, and the wider food science strengths of Buckinghamshire, whilst complementing the work that is going on to create a healthy living new town.
Within the Arla Enterprise Zone site 6,270m2 floorspace has been delivered by the Olleco anaerobic digestion facility, a £25m development creating 75 jobs. Tritax Symmetry recently completed 63,000 m2 of employment floor-space, already occupying production studios for Apple TV, a state-of-the-art distribution centre for Rexel UK, a manufacturing and development centre for Pangaea Laboratories and Global Infusion Group.
Aylesbury Woodlands will form one the largest new employment sites in the south of England. Aylesbury Woodlands will deliver 104,600m2 employment floor-space and up to 1,100 residential dwellings. This development will also provide commercial leisure, supporting retail, sport and recreational facilities set in extensive green infrastructure; and will support the delivery of the Eastern Link Road South – a vital element in the transport infrastructure needed for the growth in Aylesbury and beyond.
The Arla/Woodlands developments present a unique opportunity to establish a nationally significant food science enterprise zone in the UK. The combined Arla/Woodlands site has capacity to deliver c.166,000 sq.m of new commercial floor space and accommodate over 2,500 jobs.
Arla/Woodlands is located to the East of Aylesbury and is bounded to the south by the A41, to the north by the Grand Union Canal; to the east the Arla dairy and to the west the existing urban edge of Aylesbury.