The ambitious plans for a new Airport Business Park in Southend have been granted outline planning permission by Rochford District Council.
The proposed business park, which is being developed by Henry Boot Developments and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, will occupy a 55-acre green-field site in Rochford. Located adjacent to London Southend Airport, the business park will provide in the region of 78,000sqm. of office and industrial accommodation as well as a hotel, restaurants and an innovation centre.
The Jefferson Sheard team, led by Joe Dickeson, has produced a design which sensitively integrates the business park into the natural landscape through the creation of new landscaped areas of public open space. Workers and the public can navigate the site on foot or by bike away from car traffic via green corridors. These corridors connect to the wider cycle and pedestrian infrastructure, helping to promote sustainable transport options in Southend.
Adrian Schofield, Director at Henry Boot Developments, commented:
“Henry Boot Developments are very excited to have secured Planning Permission for Airport Business Park, Southend, and look forward to commencing work on site later this year. The development will offer great opportunities for businesses, particularly those in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, to benefit from bespoke accommodation, with the comfort that it will be delivered by a major property developer with a successful long term track record of delivery.”
The proposal also sees the re-location of the existing Rugby Club to adjacent Green Belt land providing new and improved sporting facilities.
Artist's Impression of Saxon Business Park