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OneWeb to open its first sales and demo experience at Westcott Enterprise Zone

London, 26 April 2021 – OneWeb, the global communications network powered from space, has announced today that it is opening a state-of-the-art Service Demonstration Experience at the new Innovation Centre at Westcott Venture Park, which is run and managed by the Satellite Applications Catapult and was funded by Buckinghamshire LEP through the Local Growth Fund. Situated in Buckinghamshire to the North West of London, OneWeb’s unique facility will welcome visitors from 1st May to demonstrate the performance and potential applications of their satellite network in real-time. The Demo Experience will showcase equipment and high-speed connectivity, and visitors will be [...]

29th April, 2021|

New Innovation Centre Opens at Westcott

Westcott, 19th October 2020 - The UK space sector will take its next significant step forward today with the opening of a new multi-million-pound Innovation Centre at Westcott in Buckinghamshire. More than 200 delegates and dignitaries will attend the online opening event, with Greg Smith MP, Member of Parliament for Buckingham, Richard Harrington, CEO of Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Buckinghamshire LEP) and Stuart Martin, CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult cutting the virtual ribbon. Situated on the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone, the Westcott Innovation Centre is a new 1,200m2 facility, providing opportunities for organisations that have outgrown other facilities [...]

30th October, 2020|

Roundabout unlocks potential at Westcott

A new multi-million pound roundabout project to improve traffic flow and unlock potential for growth at Westcott Ventre Park was officially opened on Friday 2nd October. Construction work on the £2 million roundabout and access scheme started in January 2020 to replace the former T-junction with a new dedicated access to the Park from the A41. This critical investment in infrastructure was funded through a partnership between Buckinghamshire Council, Westcott Venture Park, Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone, to achieve the following: • Help road safety • Encourage business growth and economic stimulation • Discourage HGV’s [...]

30th October, 2020|

International lifestyle drinks brand Eighty-One to locate UK base at Silverstone Enterprise Zone

EIGHTY-ONE, an energy drink and mineral water manufacturer that partners with the Racing Heroes motorsport team for wounded and disabled military veterans, has become the first business to agree terms on new commercial premises being constructed in Silverstone Park’s Enterprise Zone. The business, launched by entrepreneur Pit Heeb in Switzerland five years ago, will occupy one of seven stand-alone industrial units. These are being constructed alongside a further six terraced properties as part of the latest 258,000 sq ft speculative scheme in the Enterprise Zone by Silverstone Park developer MEPC. EIGHTY-ONE’s unit will be 26,330 sq ft in size, forming the [...]

16th July, 2020|

Satellite Application Innovation Centre nearing completion

Work is progressing well at the Satellite Application Innovation Centre at Westcott Park, which is due to open this summer. Bucks LEP are investing £3.2m (including £1.2m from the AVEZ) in a new National Centre for Satellite Applications, alongside the UK Space Agency, which includes a new Innovation Centre and training hub for the next generation of technicians, scientists and engineers working in this field and helping develop the links between businesses and academia in this high growth sector.  The centre is linked with the 5G Testbed and Business Incubation centre making use of the live rocket propulsion testing [...]

7th July, 2020|

We’re on the road to…growth

During quieter road conditions due the lockdown, work has advanced on the new A41 Westcott roundabout to enable the Westcott Enterprise Zone to move ahead with plans for a £3.2 million innovation centre, a high-tech business space for world-leading space propulsion and satellite industries. Placed at the heart of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, the site has the potential to become a major hub for the UK space programme and the application of  5G innovation technologies. 

25th June, 2020|

Symmetry Park Aston Clinton Reaches Completion

The first phase of construction at Symmetry Park, Aston Clinton in Aylesbury has been completed. Three high-quality units comprising 56,034 sq ft, 83,831 sq ft and 112,148 sq ft have been built by A&H Construction. Tritax Symmetry secured a pre-let during construction for the 83,831 sq ft unit to Global Infusion Group (GIG) on a 15-year lease last year. The leading provider of catering, hospitality and logistics solutions to food and beverage brands and the worldwide events industry took the unit to allow the business to consolidate its operations from Watford and Chesham under one roof. Located alongside the [...]

17th May, 2020|

MEPC increases speculative industrial development at Silverstone Enterprise Zone

MEPC has confirmed that a recently announced 138,000 sq ft speculative development scheme at its high-tech business estate Silverstone Park will be increased to 258,000 sq ft due to market demand. The extra development will enable 13 industrial units, workshops and R&D facilities to be constructed – four more than the originally anticipated nine. […]

17th October, 2019|

‘Olympic’ sports engineering hub officially opens at Silverstone Enterprise Zone

A cutting edge sports engineering facility for world class athletes has officially opened at Silverstone Park. The Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub (SSEH) – which includes two wind tunnels and a sports fabrics R&D centre – is the brainchild of Brackley based aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics specialist TotalSim. It is housed in a new 26,400 sq ft building as part of a wider 125,000 sq ft speculative development by Silverstone Park developer MEPC within the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone. […]

26th September, 2019|
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