The Marches

Officially one of the most enterprising regions of the UK, the Marches has the biggest area of shovel-ready land in the well-connected Midlands

Home to the birthplace of industry, 29,800 businesses and a £12.3 billion economy, the Marches includes Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. A key part of Midlands UK, the Marches is officially one of the most enterprising regions in the country. Working collaboratively with investors, it is uniquely placed to capitalise on its geographical location and sector strengths in advanced manufacturing, food and drink, and defence and security.

Telford’s historic land deal will see the UK Government commit £44.5 million from land sales in Telford into site preparation and infrastructure to support growth. The unique deal was driven by Telford & Wrekin Council, supported by the Marches LEP and partners and demonstrates its can-do attitude.

This business-friendly approach is also why global players including BAE Systems, Ricoh, Denso, GKN Land Systems, Caterpillar, Muller Wiseman Dairies and Cap Gemini have chosen to base their operations here.

Today the Marches has a vibrant SME business base, ready-made supply chains across multiple industry sectors and with its quality of life o er in one of the most beautiful regions of the UK, it is one of the fastest-growing investment locations in the Midlands.

Skylon Park is the only UK Enterprise Zone with a dedicated defence and security focus – 25 businesses have already moved to the Zone bene ting from free business rates, simpli ed fast and free planning, and an ultrafast broadband network.
Plots are scaled to suit investors and made development ready – only 40 acres remain particularly suited to larger investors.

Telford 54 is a prominently located 78 acre site, arranged into seven different sized plots, in an attractive landscaped setting adjacent to Stafford Park, one of Telford’s major industrial estates. Telford 54 is minutes away from the M54/M6 motorway junction and 1.7 miles from Central Telford, which is undergoing a £250 million reinvestment as part of the Southwater Programme.

 

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