Kent Medical Campus, North Kent Enterprise Zone Growing Business

Sectors & Industries

Five business parks designed to suit specialist industries

North Kent Enterprise Zone comprises five sites across Ebbsfleet, Medway and Maidstone, each with their own focus and complementary specialisms.

Each site will offer a range of innovative spaces and facilities designed to help grow your business, backed up by active business support from public and private sector partners.

The North Kent Enterprise Zone is looking to attract growing businesses in a number of sectors that build on existing strengths in the area. These include medical and life sciences, specialist engineering and advanced manufacturing, and digital and creative technologies.

Find out more about how the North Kent Enterprise Zone can help to grow your business.

Kent Medical Campus is perfect for medical business startups and expanding businesses. Our medical business park provides life, medical and bioscience companies with innovative research facilities and resources to make new medical discoveries.
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Innovation Park Medway and Ebbsfleet Garden City are Business Parks designed to accommodate the work-space requirements for specialist engineering and advanced manufacturing companies.
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Kent is now home to over 8,700 companies in the Creative and Digital sector. Ebbsfleet Garden City is set to become an industry-leading creative sector in Kent, with creative offices and art and design studios now available for planning.
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North Kent Enterprise Zones

St Pancras International Station

Home of the Eurostar and carrying domestic passengers via High Speed 1 services. Serving Kent stations from just 17 minutes.

Chatham Station

Taking passengers from London Victoria to coastal towns such as Margate as well as Faversham and Sittingborne via High Speed 1.

London City Airport

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.

Southend on Sea Airport

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.

Stratford International Station

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.

Ebbsfleet International Station

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.

Ashford International Station

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.

Channel Tunnel - Folkestone to Coquelles

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.

Gravesend Station

Serving both Southeastern and High Speed 1 services, the station is a major interchange with a sizeable London-bound commuter population.

Sittingbourne Station

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.

London Gatwick Airport

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.

London Heathrow Airport

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

The Ebbsfleet Business Park is a cluster of three sites: Northfleet Rise, located next to Ebbsfleet International station; Northfleet West and East, both next to the River Thames embankment. Offering a total of 83,000m2 of high-quality innovation space, including office space and industrial units, Ebbsfleet Garden City offers some of the most competitive commercial rental rates in the South East of England. The site is only 17 minutes from London St Pancras, with the possibility of being served by Crossrail in the future.

Kent Medical Campus

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 work is under way on a step-down care facility.

Innovation Park Medway

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.