Barwell Business Park is expanding the permitted planning use on some available units so companies such as research & development (R&D) specialists can have greater flexibility over their operations.

Park owner, Aviva Investors, is changing the use of some of its units via the planning process, to include R&D in addition to the existing consented uses which include manufacturing, distribution and light industrial. With planning consent from the local authority already in place, it means new businesses can bypass this sometimes-lengthy process and immediately begin operating at their new location.

Colin Lawrence-Waterhouse, Asset Manager, Real Estate, at Aviva Investors, said: “The changing use of units opens the park up to a wider range of potential occupiers and helps to future-proof it in line with future market trends. New businesses can now more quickly take occupation – this should provide added flexibility to do more with their own units.”

New businesses would join a cluster of innovators already on the site.

With stunning landscaped surroundings, 24-hour on site security, and excellent amenities including a gym and bakery, Barwell offers more than the average industrial park.

The 400,000 sq ft business park is well connected and benefits from strong transport links – only three miles from junction nine of the M25, 13 miles from the M3 and 20 miles from the M4. Barwell is 16 miles from Central London, with regular direct train services from London Waterloo and Clapham Junction to Chessington South Station, which is a three-minute walk away. The park is also served on bus routes 465 and 71.