Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone is a 144 hectare site incorporating the existing Category III airport and surrounding commercial areas just a stone’s throw from the Irish Sea in Blackpool, Lancashire. Only 5 minutes from the end of the M55 motorway, the area is already well-established as a hub for commercial activity, and has a history in aviation engineering, having previously been the manufacturing site for Vickers Wellington and Hawker Hunter military aircraft.
Today, one of the airfield’s key uses is in helicopter transportation to key energy generation sites in the Irish Sea. The site’s proximity to Britain’s Energy Coast has also meant it is home to the Lancashire Energy HQ, currently under development, which will act as a training base for the energy sector and be a flagship development on the Enterprise Zone.
The Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone offers areas for both Business Rates Relief (of up to £275,000 over five years) and Enhanced Capital Allowances.
The site already hosts a range of commercial premises, allowing businesses to move on-site in a short time frame, but also includes a range of development plots and redevelopment opportunities across numerous ownerships, encouraging competitive pricing.
Target sectors include the energy industry, advanced manufacturing and engineering, food and drink manufacture and the digital and creative sector. Companies operating outside these sectors will be welcomed to discuss options, however, in order to encourage job creation and industry diversification.
For further information about the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.