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

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme will provide grants:

✅ worth 80% of profits paid up to £2.5k per month
✅ over 3 months with possible extension

If eligible, @HMRCgovuk will contact you to apply and send you the money

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A few words from Visit Watford during #COVID19

We know that the reason you usually come to our channels is for a dose of inspiration, a hint of escapism, and ideas on the very best ways to spend your free time across Watford. We also know that there is a huge amount of uncertainty right now though.

Making a trip out of the house to explore over the coming weeks is not recommended by the government and we want you to stay safe. However, here at Visit Watford we are still committed to sharing with you everything that’s great about our town.

You may see some changes to the content we’ll be posting; with more of a focus on supporting our local businesses, sharing a few things to look forward to, and providing a little distraction during times where you may be stuck indoors.

We’ll be championing Watford’s independent businesses, keeping you up to date with great stories from our community – and above all else – continuing to share incredible photos from across the area which we hope will put a smile on your face.

Got ideas of content you’d like to see from us? Maybe a local hero you think deserves a special mention? Get in touch at marketing@visitwatford.com.

Stay safe,
Visit Watford team