Skylon Park in Hereford is the designated Enterprise Zone of the Marches LEP.
With a unique defence and security sector focus, building on Hereford’s association with UK special forces as the home of the SAS, it offers a high-quality business space in a parkland setting.
The 72-hectare site has undergone a multi-million investment in infrastructure, including site clearing, road building and the introduction of superfast broadband. Five investors are already onsite, with four of the developments being delivered by local contractors, creating more than 100,000 sq ft of business space.
Further potential investors include pioneering and innovative enterprises from the advanced engineering, food and drink and sustainable technologies sectors, growing together to create a vibrant and dynamic business community.
Companies are invited to create their own place within the Masterplan of Skylon Park, giving flexibility for a space which best suits their operations in a central UK and European location. It is also within an hour and half drive of the international airports at Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff. The 72 ha site already benefits from the Rotherwas access road, giving the estate quick and easy access to the A49, M50 and the rest of the motorway network.
The Enterprise Zone Board is chaired by Herefordshire businessman Bill Jackson, a former director and chairman of the Leominster Area Regeneration Company. Having established the framework to take the work of the Zone forward, the Board is now focused on bringing the right sort of private sector investment.
By March 2015, five plots had been sold to businesses with a further nine sales in the pipeline. Two new premises have been completed, with three more under construction totalling 114,000 sq ft. Around 45 45 of the land readily available for development has been sold or is under offer.
For more information, please visit the Zone’s website at www.skylonpark.co.uk
If you would like to further discuss the Enterprise Zone scheme then please contact Mark Pearce, Managing Director, on 01432 383521, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Dorothy Coleman, Executive Officer, on 01432 383616, email email@example.com