Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership has launched its Bournemouth International Growth (BIG) programme prospectus, which promotes Aviation Business Park as an employment site to businesses looking to expand or locate their business in Bournemouth.
Almost £40 million, secured by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership through the Dorset Growth Deal, will be put towards a series of transport and infrastructure investments around Aviation Business Park and Bournemouth Airport.
The major renewal of the A338, the key link road to the airport, was the BIG Programme’s first infrastructure improvement; the next stage of transport projects is currently under consideration.
With the A338 works complete, activity is focussing on promoting the area as an attractive, well-established and successful business destination in the south coast region.
Gordon Page, chairman of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership said: “The BIG Programme prospectus promotes the benefits of Aviation Business Park to companies looking to expand or establish their business premises. Strategically located at Bournemouth Airport, it offers one of the most significant and exciting investment opportunities in the south of England, and is Dorset’s number one priority for employment and economic growth.
“Commercial property developer Stoford has recently secured funding for a 160,000sqft unit at Aviation Business Park. Its prestigious airport base, coupled with excellent local, national and international connectivity, makes it an attractive business location.”
Aviation Business Park currently supports over 200 individual businesses and has a strong reputation as a key specialist aerospace and manufacturing hub. The business park offers 60 hectares of well-connected development land and flexible business premises for both local and multi-national companies.