Up to 1,900 jobs could be created at business park
Posted on 18 Jun 2019 and read 1241 times
Plans have been unveiled to create up to 1,900 jobs by extending Bournemouth Airport’s business park. Rigby Real Estate (www.rigbyre.com)has
submitted three planning applications for land at Aviation Business Park (in the airport’s northern sector).
If approved, the plans will deliver more than a million ft2
of new commercial floor space on about 75 acres of land.
As well as creating up to 1,900 full-time jobs, the proposed development could generate about £93 million annually for the Dorset economy.
Rigby director Mike Murray said: “We’re very excited at these plans, which are part of our strategy to create a world-class business park at Bournemouth Airport.
“The aim is to unlock high-quality employment land and facilitate the associated infrastructure, while providing a major boost for the local economy.
“Our objective is to appeal to leading national and international manufacturing, logistics and aerospace businesses with a range of high-quality class-leading units.”
Aviation Business Park is already home to more than 200 businesses and is one of the largest employment sites in Dorset, covering 200 acres.
It has a strong reputation as a specialist aerospace and manufacturing hub for companies looking for bespoke and high-specification facilities.