Proposed plans for the one million sq ft development include space for advanced technology businesses, hi-specification office space, a new Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Medical Technology (Med Tech) campus, an innovation centre and a hotel.
Infrastructure works on the Airport Business Park Southend (ABPS) development are due to commence in the Autumn. The development is expected to attract occupiers from the medical, aviation, advanced engineering and manufacturing sectors.
Cllr Ron Woodley, leader of Southend Borough Council, said: “Our ambitious plans are a once in a generation opportunity to bring in significant private sector investment and generate thousands of new jobs in attractive, modern business premises in the area around London Southend Airport.”
The site of ABPS is located to the north-west corner of Southend airport and comprises of circa 52 acres of developable land.
This will be split between office, manufacturing use and retailhospitality.
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