Dorset Innovation Park key features

  • Approved Local Development Order providing easy planning process (28 days)
  • Enterprise Zone status providing business rate relief up to £275,000 over five years for companies taking occupation before 2022. Enterprise Zones are designated areas across England that provide tax breaks and Government support. 
  • Serviced parcels of land ready for development
  • Full fibre broadband connectivity
  • Secure landscaped site
  • On-site parking
  • Developing a cluster of excellence for AEM industries, a positive business community, with opportunities for companies to collaborate, grow and expand


Dorset Innovation Park is located in the South West of England, in the south-west of the county of Dorset, in Wool near Dorchester.

  • The Park is located within an Enterprise Zone which is themed on an advanced engineering and manufacturing cluster, building upon existing strengths in marine, energy and defence-related activities
  • The Park is served by fast trains providing an easy 2-hour commute to London
  • Bournemouth International Airport is approximately 26 miles away and Weymouth Port, Port of Poole and Portland port are all within 20 miles  
  • Both Exeter and Southampton Airports are accessible within an hour, and Bristol, London Heathrow and Gatwick airports within two hours

Enterprise Zones are part of the UK government’s long-term economic plan to support business and the creation of jobs by transferring the leadership of growth to local areas. Dorset is already home to a number of thriving businesses on both a global and national level. Some of the companies that have chosen to locate their international or UK headquarters include Sunseeker International and Cobham, and over 200 foreign-owned businesses have chosen Dorset to set up part or all of their UK operations, such as Airbus, Atlas Elektronik UK and Honeywell.  The Invest in Dorset team can provide free support for foreign companies.