Samlesbury Enterprise Zone
Sector Focus: Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering The UK’s newest Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing site immediately adjacent to a manufacturing centre for BAE Systems, one of the world’s most advanced, technology led defence, aerospace and security solutions companies. The Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone, when fully developed, will be a national centre of excellence for advanced engineering and manufacturing. Samlesbury is so much more than just a business park, it is a once in a generation opportunity to be part of a truly world class, leading edge collaborative environment.
Samlesbury Enterprise Zone
Sector focus: Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing
Samlesbury is a once in a generation opportunity to be part of a truly world-class, leading-edge collaborative environment.
Located in the heart of the largest cluster of aerospace production in the UK which employs 13,000 people, Samlesbury is a national centre for of excellence for advanced engineering and manufacturing companies.
Focusing on new and emerging market opportunities, Samlesbury will also be a leading centre for world-class research businesses and supply chain manufacturers; developing cutting edge technologies and advanced manufacturing processes.
The UK’s newest Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing site immediately adjacent to a manufacturing centre for BAE Systems, one of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions companies.
The Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone offers flexible opportunities for a range of unit sizes (B1, B2, B8 in the Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing sector) to meet the needs of business from small offices, research laboratories to large industrial units. The commercial development framework in place for the site represents indicative plot layouts and capacity. In total the site provides 50 hectares (circa 120 acres) of development land capable of accommodating up to 1 million sq ft of various uses within the advanced manufacturing sector, in a broad range of unit types and sizes, varying between 2,500 sq ft up to circa 350,000 sq ft. Including:
A diverse range of options are available, where bespoke development can deliver different uses whether taken separately or combined together in a single facility. A full and active design and technical team is in place alongside commercial property agents to work with occupiers to provide property solutions tailored to specific requirements. Buildings are available to occupy by way of freehold or leasehold interest. Terms and deliverability will be tailored to suit occupational requirements.
Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering
Located in the heart of the largest cluster of aerospace production in the UK, with over 13,000 employees, it is part of a wider world class regional cluster accounting for more than a quarter of national production. Major employers in Lancashire also include Rolls Royce, Aircelle, Kaman, Senior, RLC and Magellan. When fully developed, the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone will be a national centre of excellence for advanced engineering and manufacturing related companies in B1, B2 and B8 units ranging from manufacturing, specialist logistics and professional support services.
Focusing on new and emerging market opportunities, Samlesbury will be a leading centre for world-class research businesses and supply chain manufacturers; developing cutting edge technologies and advanced manufacturing processes, providing a base for Hi-Tech Manufacturing / Industrial / Distribution, Research & Development & Headquarter offices.
Working in Close Partnership BAE Systems
Partnering with academic and industrial leaders we develop new technologies to support our future product strategies. BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 82,500 people worldwide. Our Military Air & Information business is based predominantly in the North of England and is the hub of our expertise in the design, manufacture and assembly of military combat aircraft and military training aircraft, as well as providing training, support and information services for our global customers. We have a long history of being experts in the development, delivery and support of military aircraft and currently work on world-leading aircraft including the Eurofighter Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II. Our people are dedicated to help safeguard and enhance our customers’ military capabilities.
The BAE Academy for Skills & Knowledge, a £15.6m investment, Located alongside the advanced manufacturing hub in Samlesbury will be home each year to nearly 200 apprentices in training recruited by our Military Air & Information business.
Lancashire Wide Partnerships
Lancashire wide partnerships form a critical part of our Innovation network building a cohesive framework of sector support assets.
These partnerships and innovation assets are driving forces behind the industrial strategy both on a regional and national scale, addressing the need for innovation and producing the next generation of world-class engineers. UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) is an advanced, state-of-the-art teaching and research facility which engages directly with industry and provides students with real-world experience on live projects.
The world-renowned Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, an applied research centre at the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone will help provide the tools and technologies Lancashire manufacturing companies need to compete globally. Whilst Lancaster University’s Health Innovation Campus offers a state-of-the-art facility bringing together academics and industry health and care experts to create an innovation eco-system.
This network of business support and innovation assets has been developed to provide an in depth approach and creating sustainable skills and employment to drive prosperity is key to Lancashire’s future – and to ensure this happens the Skills and Employment Advisory Panel and the Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub is a strategic team of experienced professionals, who are the engine behind the Skills and Employment Advisory Panel, supporting them and enabling a balanced, skilled and inclusive labour market which underpins and contributes to economic well-being and growth across Lancashire.
This centre of excellence for high technology manufacturing will generate wealth-creating benefits for the whole county.