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Bath and Somer Valley Enterprise Zone
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The Enterprise Zone offers easy accessibility and a selection of high-quality facilities that can help businesses grow.

What’s on offer at the Bath and Somer Valley Enterprise Zone?

The Enterprise Zone consists of a series of regeneration sites in central Bath and the Somer Valley. The Zone provides a mix of office and high-value manufacturing spaces across several sites in central Bath and the Somer Valley. The Zone is linked to the region’s world-leading engineering cluster, and has the potential to create 6,000 jobs across a range of sectors.

Graphic impression of Bath Quays Image credit: No 1 Bath Quays
Bath Quays

At the heart of the quarter is Bath Quays, where a new commercial centre and central business district is being established. Its iconic city-centre location is by the Riverside, a mere 10-minute walk from Bath Spa train station and direct links to London Paddington.

This development includes a selection of flexible workspace solutions, including TCN’s Newark Works. A new Grade A office, Number 1 Bath Quays, has also been added to the site. The Bath Quays area has the potential to provide around one million square feet of workspace.

Graphical impression of Somer Valley
Somer Valley

Somer Valley is a former greenfield industrial development site and is located 30 minutes from Bath and Bristol. Its location on the A362 gives it direct access to the A37; this connects to the south via the A303, and the north via the M4 and M5 motorways. The site covers 13.5 hectares and has the potential to provide 540,000 square feet of bespoke workspace. This space is ideal for offices as well as the manufacturing sector.

Graphical impression of Bath Quays
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Business advantages

Business rates relief

Up to 100% of business rates can be discounted for businesses, with a limit of £275,000 per business. This discount applies over a five-year period and begins upon occupation for any eligible business moving into the Zone before March 31st 2022. Learn more about business rates relief in the area by contacting us now.

 

Ultra-fast broadband

Bath is a “Connected City” that provides free Wi-Fi to all public places in the city centre, including Bath Quays. The site benefits from ultra-fast broadband which is an essential for businesses of all types. Find out more about broadband in Bath and the surrounding area by visiting Invest in Bath.