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The presence of Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and GKN have sealed Filton’s status as a business hub for various sectors. With 100 hectares of opportunity, this Enterprise Area’s potential is enormous.

Filton Enterprise Area is a strategically important employment location offering unprecedented potential for investment.

It's ideally located in South Gloucestershire in the north fringe of Bristol, alongside the A38 in very close proximity to the M4/M5 motorway interchange. This provides direct east-west access to London and Cardiff and north/south access to the midlands and southwest.

Sector expertise

  • Advanced engineering
  • Aerospace design, research, and manufacture
  • Technology
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Digital, information technology, and superfast broadband innovation
  • Defence
  • Microelectronics research and design
  • Emerging material technologies (supported by the National Composite Centre and Bristol and Bath Science Park)

Opportunities in the region

The Filton Enterprise Area has at its heart Brabazon Bristol with a strategic allocation of 50 hectares of employment land. More established opportunities also exist at Horizon38, located on an adjacent site.

In addition to the core business activities, the enterprise area also supports:

  • Supply chain businesses
  • Financial and business services
  • Data services
  • Sustainable and low carbon energy research, development and manufacturing
  • Environmental technology
  • Highly concentrated employment area
  • Focus on aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing
  • Protected Core Strategy employment location
  • Highly sought after area in terms of location, profile, access and workforce:
    • Potential job growth 7,000 – 12,000 (by 2026)
    • 185,130 square metres commercial floorspace
  • 100 hectares of developable employment land:
    • Horizon38 – 26 hectares
    • Northfield Park – 14 hectares
    • Rolls Royce – 5 hectares
    • Brabazon Bristol – 50 hectares
    • Cribbs/Patchway – 5 hectares