Luton – the first choice for business
Finding the right location is one of the most important considerations for any business. A growing economy, excellent communications and access to a skilled workforce are all major factors – so is there anywhere that fits the bill?
Situated in the heart of the country Luton is one of the fastest changing, developing and exciting towns with easy access to 23 million people and 30 countries. Billions of pounds are being invested making it the first choice to live, learn, work and enjoy life.
It’s the business
When it comes to business opportunities, relocation and investment, Luton is second to none. A growing number of new business developments are attracting more companies to join the existing big names such as easy Jet, Selex, Tui and AstraZeneca.
These include Luton’s award winning Innovation Centre and Business Base at Butterfield which will provide 100 high-end office units for technology start-ups, adding to the already expanding high-tech knowledge base in the area. The centre will also offer in-house business support to promote enterprise and innovation.
The transformation of the old Vauxhall car plant by Explore Investments into Napier Park is a £440m development creating state of the art offices, industrial space and 1,000 new homes.
The Mall Shopping Centre is Bedfordshire’s premier retail destination and is situated at the heart of the town. The multi million pound redevelopment of the centre will offer new and prestigious retail opportunities.
Luton is keen to meet the changing face of industry and business and is a key player within the ‘knowledge economy situated at the heart of the “Golden Triangle” of Oxford – Cambridge – London and the “Oxford to Cambridge Arc”.
The University of Bedfordshire, which has its main campus in Luton, has created excellent links with local businesses to create a highly skilled local workforce and is attracting high-tech business development, research and training.
Location, location, location
Where else in the country will you find better road, rail and air links? London Luton airport has daily flights to more than 90 European and international destinations. London St Pancras International is twenty one minutes away with the Eurostar service connecting Paris, Brussels and the major cities in Europe.
Major cities across the UK are linked to Luton via the fast and regular rail services and improving road links.Other public transport improvements include the Luton and Dunstable new state-of-the-art Guided Busway. Plans are underway to transform Luton town centre with the Station Gateway. This will include the building of a new rail and bus station complementing other important development projects such as the extension of the Mall shopping centre and the proposed £200m Power Court development. The University of Bedfordshire is also planning a major redevelopment of its campus in the town centre.
If you locate to Luton you may be eligible for Grants for Business Investment (GBI) funding for capital projects, including investment in plant and machinery, buildings and research and development. GBI has already helped a number of businesses resulting in new jobs and investment.
If you would like to know more about investment and relocation opportunities in Luton visit thinkluton.co.uk Or come and see for yourself – wherever you are you’re not far away
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