Opportunity: Occupation, Investment

Type: Office, Light industrial

Sectors: Research and Development, Manufacturing, Business Services

Watford Business Park is a 26.3-hectare site to the south-west of Watford town centre and is currently home to over 100 businesses, employing in the region of 1,200 people.

Whilst it is a major employment area, a significant proportion of the existing properties are old and of a poor specification.  Watford Borough Council is working with local partners to deliver a strategic masterplan for the site, supported by £1.5 million from Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Initial work has identified potential for phased redevelopment of the site over a 15-year period.  Intensification of the site will provide more employment capacity and have the potential to create an additional 1,300 jobs.

This move is about supporting our local businesses to make sure they have good quality employment space. Small businesses are the lifeblood of a town like Watford. It’s important that we continue to attract new businesses, support the ones we have and keep them within our community. A key part of this is providing the right spaces and conditions for them to thrive and grow. That is why we are investing in the business park and why this action is necessary.

Peter Taylor – Elected Mayor of Watford

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The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme extension will support viable traders who are facing reduced demand over the winter months, covering 20 per cent of average monthly trading profits via a government grant.

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From 1 November, for the next six months, the Job Support Scheme will protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to #COVID19

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Welcome back to Watford town centre – shop local, stay safe

Watford town centre, and other retail areas across the town, are gearing up to welcome people back as non-essential shops and venues have started to re-open, with a range of measures in place to make sure they can shop safely and with confidence.

Shops and businesses are doing what is needed to keep their staff and customers safe. We are looking forward to welcoming people back to the High Street and other shopping areas across the town. Whilst they may look and feel a bit different, we are all looking forward to a return of some sort of normality, bringing vibrancy back to the town!

Watford businesses have done an amazing job to make sure they can open safely, while we all as individuals should do our part keeping a safe distance from others and washing or sanitising our hands regularly.