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Welcome to Dorset Innovation Park, Dorset's only economic development site with Enterprise Zone status. Dorset Innovation Park is developing as an advanced engineering cluster of excellence for the South West, building on its strengths in marine, defence, energy and cyber-security.

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The Park offers office space, workshop facilities and fully serviced commercial employment land with Enterprise Zone status benefits such as  simplified planning and full fibre accessibility.

The Park offers the space and support to expand, access to local finance and a growing occupier community.  It offers a secure facility and the presence of two world leaders in defence technology - Atlas Elektronik and QinetiQ.


  • Local Development Order providing simplified planning process (28 days)

  • Secure site with security gatehouse and 24/7 access

  • Fully serviced parcels of land ready for development

  • Flexible tenure/leases for workshop units and office space

Dorset Offers:

  • A vibrant and dynamic supply chain supported by key trade associations with the presence of major prime contractors
  • A highly skilled local workforce

  • Access to two universities and several higher education institutions with specialisms in innovative target sector research and education

  • Several civil and military centres of excellence within a one-hour radius

  • Collaboration across the South West region with like-minded fellow AEM occupiers, universities, centres of excellence and target sectors


  • Full fibre connectivity with additional broadband service provider resilience planned

  • Regular occupier stakeholder forums enabling you to have your say in the development of Dorset Innovation Park

  • 25-year Enterprise Zone status secures long-term investment in the site

  • Dorset Innovation Park is segregated into 10 large plot areas under the Local Development Order that can be flexibly sub-divided into smaller plots starting at 0.5 hectares.


  • Workshop units from approx 69 sq m (749 sq ft) to 921 sq m (9,918 sq ft) gross internal area

  • For companies whose business falls within the B1 planning class

  • Flexible leasehold tenure with easy in/out terms

  • Fibre to the premise (FTTP) broadband connectivity

  • Workshop units are available to let on 3-year leases with tenants having the ability to terminate a lease at any time upon service of one month’s notice.

  • The rateable values for the units can be found searching under postcode DT2 8GB using the following link:

  • Dorset Innovation Park has a four-storey office building arranged in two wings, either side of a central entrance and core offering accommodation in individual rooms, suites and whole floors.

  • The accommodation is mainly cellular although larger open plan areas are available. The specification includes central heating, double glazing, power and data points. Offices are carpeted and lab space has hard flooring.


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Dorset Innovation Park Enterprise Zone is developing into an advanced engineering cluster of excellence for the South West, building on existing strengths in the marine, defence, energy and cyber security sectors.  It already lies at the intersection of the burgeoning South West aerospace, marine, defence and energy clusters, and priority sector companies locating to the Park may benefit from a simplified planning process and access to ultrafast broadband. The Park also welcomes advanced engineering and manufacturing (AEM) supply chain and support service companies.