About the Enterprise Zone sites
Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone is a multi-site facility, based in a highly strategic position at the centre of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.
The Enterprise Zone is linked to three nationally strategic assets, which can offer your business significant strategic advantage.
Silverstone Park is a technology park next to Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit and at the centre of the Silverstone Technology Cluster. Silverstone Park is a global destination for innovation, business development, and engineering. Silverstone is an international brand and the home to Formula 1, with eight of the 10 F1 teams in close geographic proximity to the circuit. Around 3,500 companies associated with motorsport are based in the area employing around 40,000 people, including around 80 per cent of the world’s high-performance engineers.
The Enterprise Zone (Site K at Silverstone Park) will provide 99,500 sq.m of new commercial floor space and aims to create over 1,600 jobs. Phase 1 (11,665m2) is complete and fully occupied. Phase 2 (23,990m2) is under construction with completion due in 2020.
Silverstone Enterprise Zone is attracting businesses of the calibre of Virgin Racing, the World Champion Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team, David Brown Automotive, and Twintec Baumot. Retained business rates to the value of £5m have been invested into a new multi-utility trench to accelerate the delivery of future development. A further £2m of Local Growth Funding has supported the creation of the Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub, a new Innovation Centre providing businesses with access to the UK’s premier aerodynamics facility for racing cycles and sports equipment.
Where is Silverstone Park?
Silverstone Park (Site K) is located in North Buckinghamshire on the border with Northamptonshire and is accessed directly from the A43 which in turn links to the M1 and M40 motorways.
Westcott Venture Park
Westcott Venture Park is a 263 hectare strategic employment site which is developing as a centre of space propulsion, satellite technology, and environmental engineering; building on Buckinghamshire’s significant strengths in the space sector. High-tech research and development in the fields of satellite and future propulsion systems is concentrated at Westcott, with a primary cluster of UK space organisations (The Westcott Space Cluster) all using the on-site test facilities.
Westcott Venture Park, with its historic links to propulsion technology, will facilitate the delivery of over 47,000 sq.m of new commercial floor space and create up to 1,375 skilled jobs.
New facilities include a 5G Step Out Centre, a test facility for unmanned automated vehicles, and a Business Incubation Centre, both managed by the Satellite Application Catapult. These assets provide incubation and R & D facilities for businesses operating in the space sector. Reaction Engines’ landmark testing facility for the ground-breaking SABRE engine will be operational in 2020. Work has commenced on the UK Space Agency’s National Propulsion Test Facility. In 2020 an Innovation Centre will be opened by the Satellite Applications Catapult to support the growth of businesses in the Westcott Space Cluster.
All this activity puts Westcott at the heart of the UK’s space sector!
Where is Westcott Venture Park?
Westcott Venture Park fronts the A41 between Aylesbury and Bicester providing fast access to the UK motorway network.
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 23,040m2 of employment floor-space, adding further to the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone offer.
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.
Where is Arla/Woodlands?
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.