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Robotic equipment inside the National Composite Centre
Image credit: NCC

Emersons Green specialises in the digital, creative, and microelectronics sectors – with a focus on high-tech, research and development (R&D), and engineering.

The Enterprise Area is set amongst green, open space and accessible road networks and lies between Bristol and Bath. With its connections to academia and these two major cities, the Emerson Green Enterprise Area is driving technological innovation for the region, the country, and the world.

Driving technological innovation

The Emersons Green Enterprise Area is a strategically important employment location offering unprecedented potential for investment.

With the region’s high levels of graduate retention, businesses locating at the site can take advantage of the area’s impressive talent pool, as well as a number of well-established business parks.

Centres and venues on site

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National Composites Centre building Image credit: NCC

This world-class research centre allows companies of any size and various industry sectors to innovate. With its cutting-edge technology and specialist engineers, the centre’s work drives innovation for composites.

Graphical impression of The Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems

Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) This world-leading centre is driving the future direction of the automotive industry. The centre excels in research, innovation, enterprise, and education.

Graphical impression of Harlequin Business park
Business parks

The Emersons Green area features several well-established business parks, including: Harlequin Business Park, Emerald Business Park and the new Vertex Business Park.

Bristol & Bath Science Park Image credit: Bristol & Bath Science Park

Bristol & Bath Science Park

The Bristol and Bath Science Park is an established world-class entrepreneurial environment providing space, flexibility and support for science and technology businesses to accelerate their growth and success.

South Gloucestershire Council owns 3.56 hectares (8.8 acres) of development land at Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, BS16 7FR which has an outline planning consent for B1, B2 and B8 development. The land is in an Enterprise Area and the Council operates a Gateway Policy promoting its development for science and technology uses.

The Science Park is home to a spectrum of science, technology, research and development companies and occupiers on the wider estate includes anchor organisation such as the National Composites Centre and IAAPS (the Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems) which together provide 29,000 m² (312,150 sq ft) of R&D floorspace. Complementing this provision South Gloucestershire Council also operate the Forum and the Innovation Hub buildings on the site which together comprise around 5,100 m² (55,000 sq ft) of high specification serviced office and ‘grow-on’ space targeting innovative start-ups and SME’s operating in the knowledge sector.

The park also offers:

  • Virtual Office giving access to the informal business support and networks available.
  • The Innovation Centre: offering high-spec office space, furnished and ready to move in to.
  • The Grow On Centre: ideal for traditional office accommodation or laboratory space.

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