Enterprise Zone sites

Enterprise Zone

Maylands Business Park, Hemel Hempstead

Maylands Business Park is one of the largest business parks in the East of England. It is currently home to over 650 businesses that employ over 18,000 people. It has unparalleled access to the country's motorway network being less than two miles from Junction 8 of the M1 and under 10 minutes from the M25. The site contains a range of premises and uses to suit all business needs.


BRE is a world leading multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve the built environment through research and knowledge generation. The 75 acre site sits 20 miles north west of London, with excellent transport connections (close to junction 6 of the M1 and junction 21A of the M25) and comprises a number of buildings to suit a range of client-types.

The site based around the former Victorian country house Bucknalls includes rural and green spaces. A restaurant, conferencing amenities, range of sports facilities and on-site nursery are also available for use by tenants, plus free parking for staff and visitors.

The campus-like complex is ideally suited to companies from the high-technology sector, and as well as being BRE's home since 1925, has accommodated a number of other businesses for many years.

Rothamsted Research 

Rothamsted is the longest running agricultural research station in the world, providing cutting-edge science and innovation for nearly 170 years. 

Harpenden is the main site where the bulk of the research and administrative functions occur. It comprises of 400ha land (mainly wheat research) and a series of state-of-the art facilities for plant bioscience including modern lab space, and facilities for bioimaging, microscopy, molecular analysis, metabolomics and proteomics.

At the Rothamsted campus there are also environment-controlled buildings with 16 cabinets and eight growth rooms, as well as containment facilities and an insectary unit that features the UK's most extensive aphid collection and over 1000 m2 of glasshouse space.