Our brand comes from the Skylon, the iconic structure that formed the centre-piece of the 1951 Festival of Britain. Manufactured in Hereford, the Skylon symbolised the reaching of new frontiers through technology and innovation. It is those same values that underpin Skylon Park, creating a free thinking environment where ambition and innovation can thrive.
Planning permission has now been granted for the erection of a beautiful landmark structure inspired by the original Skylon structure. This 46m high tower will be a key step in bringing the Enterprise Zone’s brand to life and will be sited at the junction of the Rotherwas access road and Straight Mile, where the principal access routes come together in the Park.
Hereford Enterprise Zone has been set up by local landowners with Government backing to drive local economic growth and create jobs. Skylon Park spans 100 acres including prime development land ready for swift occupation with all the necessary services already installed. If you’re an investor looking for flexible work space in a great location, Skylon Park is the optimum choice.
Our vision is to create high quality business space and a vibrant, dynamic business community in an attractive historic setting. A positive market perspective of Skylon Park as a place to invest, develop and work is heavily influenced by the design and planning of the park both in the attractiveness of the buildings and the high quality, well maintained soft landscape.
The Zone will attract investment from established companies overseas, across Britain and locally, as well as encouraging new and start-up companies, by offering them a simplified approach to planning, business rate discount and superfast and ultrafast broadband connectivity.
Initial estimates suggest that around 110 new businesses could be accommodated here, leading to the creation of around 4200 new jobs by 2022. These projected jobs would be delivered alongside more than 134,000 sq metres of new work space.
The Masterplan and design guide for Skylon Park has been developed by architects Studio Egret West.
Over £25m has been invested in the area to make the park ready for business, with notable infrastructure projects including the access road to the south to the A49, and a number of estate roads along with provision of services and ultrafast broadband across the park.
Other key projects have included the new access road on the North Magazine and the building of Skylon Court and Skylon Place, the two developments offering high quality accommodation for small businesses to rent.
The Shell Store is a refurbishment project which will bring this former Munitions Factory building back into productive business use.
The Centre for Cyber Security is a new build project in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton which reflects our focus on the defence and security sector and the growing cluster of such businesses in the locality.