It's where Concorde was built and a hub for aviation industry’s major players. High-tech manufacturing and innovation sectors combine with our four local universities to pioneer everything from smart city, automotive propulsion, composites, robotics, and nuclear fusion technology.
The region has a thriving economy with the highest per capita GDP in the West of England region and the 11th highest GDP in England outside of London.
Stretching over seven kilometres, UMBRELLA is one of the world’s largest research and development testbeds for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT).
The testbed provides tech entrepreneurs with a way to de-risk investments by validating technology, testing business models and training the future labour force.
Kingswood has a catchment population of approximately 83,000 within a 10-minute drive and 167,500 within a 15-minute drive.
Working with local partners, through the Kingswood Masterplan, South Gloucestershire Council has been developing plans for long-term regeneration of the town centre, including the £10m acquisition of the Kings Chase Shopping Centre and car park.
South Gloucestershire Council will continue to invest significantly in these initiatives over the next ten years and is actively seeking private sector investors and developers who share our vision for the town.
Thornbury has a rapidly increasing population attracting a significant level of new investment in its housing developments.
Working with stakeholders, South Gloucestershire Council has been developing plans for long-term regeneration of the high street involving a multi-million-pound investment to transform the high street, encourage sustainable travel and create a place for people to visit, shop and trade.
South Gloucestershire Council will continue to invest in Thornbury, making it a place fit for the future.
Transforming a modern town to be fit for the future.
The town's £600 million development and regeneration masterplan will see significant investment opportunities over the next 15 to 20 years. It envisions a gradual transformation for the traditional industrial areas of Yate into a low carbon, resilient and diverse “employment zone”.
Home to significant local and global employers including Whirlpool and Billington Steel, Yate is a key site for development.
South Gloucestershire Council are active members of the Bristol and Bath investment partnership, the West of England Combined Authority and Western Gateway. Together they support the business networks and investment opportunities that help South Gloucestershire go from strength to strength.