Enterprise Zones are part of the government’s long-term economic plan to support business and the creation of jobs by transferring the leadership of growth to local areas.
Dorset Innovation Park Enterprise Zone aspires to be an advanced engineering cluster of excellence for the South West, building on strengths in marine, defence and energy.
A single site accommodating 50 hectares of land, of which 35 hectares is developable, it is the second largest strategic employment site in the Dorset LEP area.
Dorset Innovation Park lies at the intersection of the burgeoning aerospace, marine, defence and energy clusters. It offers a secure facility and the presence of two world leaders in defence technology - Atlas Elektronik and QinetiQ.
The site is being recognised as a major focus for the economic regeneration of South Dorset. A vital stimulus for employment, it is expected to facilitate 2,000 new jobs and attract dozens of new businesses to the area.
The site is in public ownership and it is envisioned there will be in the region of £30m of retained business rates to be invested in improving the site and local infrastructure over the next 25 years.
Benefits to businesses
Businesses who locate to the site will be able to benefit from up to five years of business rate reductions and access to ultrafast broadband. For further details visit information for businesses.
Dorset Innovation Park is centrally situated within south Dorset, approximately one mile to the west of Wool. The site has access from the A352 which is a main route connecting the towns of Wareham and Dorchester. Read more.
Building work has already started on 20 new employment units. Due for completion in autumn 2017, these units will be fully serviced and let to businesses on ‘easy in, easy out’ terms. See Quadrant brochure for more details
Download a copy of the Dorset Innovation Park implementation plan here.
For further information or to apply to relocate to the Dorset Innovation Park please contact:
Enterprise Zone and Regeneration Manager
Purbeck District Council
Telephone: 01929 557349
Joint marketing Agents:
Jon Diaper email@example.com
Tel: +44 2380206344
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