There are seven Enterprise Zones and Areas in the West of England. They are priority growth locations and they play a major role in creating the right conditions for business to thrive.
Bristol Temple Quarter is home to rapidly growing clusters of small and start-up businesses, particularly in the creative, digital and hi-tech sectors. It’s one of the largest urban regeneration projects in the UK, covering over 100 hectares of land.
The Junction 21 Enterprise Area is North Somerset’s major employment, innovation and enterprise location. It is home to Foodworks-SW, a regionally significant food and drink development centre that’s currently being developed.
Filton Enterprise Area is home to the UK’s largest aerospace cluster. Plans are underway for a new aerospace park with a focus on high value design,
advanced manufacturing, defence and research.
Bath Enterprise Zone is made up of number of regeneration and development sites, located along the riverside in Bath. The sites offer much needed land for contemporary workspace, new homes and supporting cultural and leisure facilities which would boost the economic success of the Bath and the region.
Emersons Green boasts a track record of technological ingenuity and creative flair. The area has already proven to be a truly inspiring home for industries specialising in science and research, technology, creativity and digital and has access to the largest PhD talent pool in the UK.
The Somer Valley Enterprise Zone site is located at Old Mills, a greenfield site extending 13.5 hectares on the western edge of Midsomer Norton. It has been allocated in the Bath and North East Somerset Core Strategy and Placemaking Plan for employment uses and once developed could create 1,700 new jobs for local people and 54,000 square metres of commercial space.
The Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area is an industrial location of internationally significant scale, extending for 5 miles along the Severn Estuary and covering some 1,800 hectares. The area is located between Bristol and the River Severn, immediately adjacent to the M5 and M49 motorways.