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.
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:
YTL Developments is delivering a £2-billion project and the largest development in Bristol’s history with Brabazon, a new mixed-use neighbourhood. Located at the birthplace of Concorde, Brabazon will be a 154 hectares commercial, residential, and leisure project, with development work occurring over a 15-year period.
YTL’s first phase is to deliver 2,600 homes. A later phase will create 1.2 million square feet of commercial space – offering city centre-quality accommodation in a ‘green’ environment. The development will cater to occupiers’ preferences in terms of design and will be a sustainable site, meeting net zero requirements. A planning application for a new music and entertainment arena in the Brabazon Hangar district has also been submitted – this site would be the third-largest arena in the UK. Other developments here include Horizon38 and Filton20.
Brabazon will be well-connected with a new train station completed by 2026. Journeys to Bristol Temple Meads station will take just 12 minutes. MetroBus services will pass through the site, and cycleways and pedestrian routes will be built. Brabazon will also be close to the M4 and M5 motorways.
This facility provides a 10,000m² open-access research & development (R&D) centre in Filton. It is one of only four Global Technology Centres globally. This centre is a joint investment made by the UK Government and GKN Aerospace through the Aerospace Technology Institute.
Support is available here for start-ups and SMEs to learn from the centre’s ecosystem of universities, government and research organisations, catapults, and industrial partners