Rochester Airport Technology Park, North Kent Enterprise Zone

Innovation Park Medway

Where engineering & manufacturing businesses grow

North Kent’s technology, engineering and manufacturing business park

Innovation Park Medway offers high-value technology, engineering, manufacturing and knowledge-intensive businesses the opportunity to grow in a bespoke commercial development within a collaborative business environment.

The park is conceived as a catalyst for innovation and business growth across Medway, complementing the existing Innovation Centre and Innovation Studios. It will also offer state-of-the-art meeting and conference spaces, business facilities and opportunities for networking in a campus atmosphere.

Innovation Park Medway is close to Junction 3 of the M2 and Junction 6 of the M20, offering easy access to London, the M25 and Europe.

Innovation Park Medway Masterplan and Local Development Order

The 2021 Innovation Park Medway (IPM) masterplan reviewed and refreshed the 2014 Rochester Airport masterplan.  As the IPM straddles the boundary between Medway Council and Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, the two councils have both adopted a Masterplan for the site for planning and economic development purposes.

Follow the links to see the suite of Masterplan documents and associated design codes.

To provide streamlined planning for the IPM, the councils have adopted Local Development Order(s) which enable compliant applications to be approved swiftly: see the relevant documents for Medway and Tonbridge & Malling.


mile from the M2 and 3 miles from the M20, providing easy access to key motorways


minutes to Ebbsfleet for Eurostar continental services


local Universities provide highly skilled talent and world-class research and development facilities

An Enterprise Zone designed with your business in mind

Innovation Park Medway’s offices are being designed for the growth of any high value technology, engineering and manufacturing businesses.

All companies joining Innovation Park Medway receive several business incentives. These include state-of-the-art connectivity and future-proofed communications capacity, such as fibre-optic broadband to the door.  The Local Development Orders (see above) provide fast-track planning, providing a high degree of certainty for businesses investors and developers to deliver bespoke premises, going from blueprint to completion without delay.

Business growth at Innovation Park Medway

Innovation Park Medway is already in partnership with the University of Kent, University of Greenwich and MidKent College. Our ever-developing relationships with these higher-education institutions will provide you with invaluable resources on your doorstep. These benefits will include access to leading academic research and development expertise and a pool of skilled graduates.

Visit the Innovation Park Medway website here
Chatham Station
Rochester Station
Rochester Riverside

An area undergoing regeneration, providing new homes and jobs for Medway and including a range of publicly accessible open spaces, retail and leisure facilities.

Gillingham Business Park
University for the Creative Arts Rochester

The University for the Creative Arts has a budding reputation as a centre of culture, learning and new technologies.

The Universities at Medway

The Universities at Medway is a tri-partite collaboration of the University of Greenwich, the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University on a single campus in Chatham, Medway.

Innovation Centre Medway
Kent Science Park
The Joiners Shop
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.