Bournemouth's economy is characterised by its diverse and dynamic service sector, which has seen rapid development over the past twenty years. A number of world-class firms have seen the advantages in recent years of relocation to an area which combines a large pool of skilled workers with a high quality lifestyle. Bournemouth's prosperity means that demand is high, and businesses in the town have access to a local market of some 435,000 residents.
The town is located between Poole and Christchurch with easy access to the M3/M27 via a short stretch of dual carriageway, The town has a direct rail link to London and is in close proximity to Bournemouth and Southampton Airports.
There is a choice of attractive town centre and out-of-town sites and new development planned within the Lansdowne business district of Bournemouth town centre including St Pauls Square, the new Hotel Training School adjoining the Bournemouth International Centre and new mixed use developments such as the Dakota building on Exeter Road.