A unique environment where innovative companies and growing businesses can thrive
The North Kent Enterprise Zone comprises five highly-accessible business sites across three locations in north Kent, all in close proximity to London, and offers unique investment opportunities for businesses looking to expand quickly and sustainably.
Each business park aims to attract specialist businesses from sectors including Medical & Life Sciences, Engineering & Manufacturing and Creative & Digital Technologies. Thanks to our Enterprise Zone status, businesses will benefit from a range of support as well as affordable commercial rates and access to a highly skilled workforce.
Explore our three business locations in Ebbsfleet, Medway and Maidstone and how North Kent Enterprise Zone can help benefit and grow your business.
Since 1 April 2022 oversight and delivery of the three locations rests with local partners – see Sites and Contacts for details.
Three highly accessible locations
North Kent Enterprise Zones
Home of the Eurostar and carrying domestic passengers via High Speed 1 services. Serving Kent stations from just 17 minutes.
Taking passengers from London Victoria to coastal towns such as Margate as well as Faversham and Sittingborne via High Speed 1.
Located just 6 miles from the city centre, London City Airport is extremely accessible and due to its size, arrivals and departures can be much quicker and easier than the larger London airports, making it ideal for business travel. The single runway handles short-haul flights for over 4.5 million passengers per year.
A small but well-established facility serving business and leisure passengers flying within the UK, Europe and beyond. Very close to mainland Europe, Southend is free from overcrowding both on the ground and in the air, and is just a short journey from Kent and the heart of the Capital.
Located on the edge of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, adjacent to Westfield Shopping Centre. The station is serviced by High Speed 1, is well connected to other London destinations and just 8 minutes from Kent.
Travel to St Pancras International and the heart of London in just 17 minutes on High Speed 1. Or take the Eurostar service to Paris, Brussels and Lille and onwards to the rest of Europe.
Located close to the M20 and offering a direct link to European cities and London St Pancras in just 38 minutes via High Speed 1.
Linking Folkestone to Calais, the tunnel is the quickest way to reach the continent from the UK. Carrying high-speed Eurostar passenger trains, the Eurotunnel Shuttle for road vehicles and international freight trains, the tunnel also connects to High Speed 1 railway lines.
Serving both Southeastern and High Speed 1 services, the station is a major interchange with a sizeable London-bound commuter population.
Lying just east of Gillingham, the station has close links to the capital with regular London Victoria and High Speed 1 links to St Pancras.
The UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. Gatwick flies to over 220 destinations, more than any other airport, handles over 43 million passengers and transports 77,995 metric tonnes of cargo per year.
The UK’s largest airport and the third busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic. Heathrow handles over 200,000 passengers a day, over 75 million per year and has approximately 1.54 million metric tonnes of cargo passing through its 4 terminals.
Ebbsfleet Garden City hosts a cluster of three sites that together form part of the North Kent Enterprise Zone: Northfleet Rise, located next to Ebbsfleet International station, and Northfleet West and East, both next to the River Thames embankment. These sites will offer high-quality innovation space, including office space and industrial units. Ebbsfleet Garden City is only 17 minutes from London St Pancras, with the possibility of being served by Crossrail in the future.
With a focus on health, science and education, Kent Medical Campus offers 98,000m2 of consented high-quality commercial space set in 30 acres alongside the M20 in Maidstone, Kent’s county town. Tenants include KIMS Hospital, the county’s largest independent hospital, Cygnet Health Care and a step-down care facility operated by Care UK. An Innovation Centre is under construction, due to open in summer 2021.
Located in Medway, the remodelling of the operational Rochester Airport is enabling up to 100,000m² of innovative new office and industrial space to the north-west and south of the airport. The site offers outstanding transport and digital connectivity, access to world-class research and development facilities and highly skilled talent through the cluster of Kent and Medway-based Universities.