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London Southend Airport Business Park


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


LGF Project Delivered

Project Completion Date


Summer 2023

Phase 1 and 2 (including Southend and Rochford Joint Area Action Plan).

Delivery of a proposed business park to support the continued growth of the Airport and its associated activities as a key economic asset and to address the current lack of availability of high quality employment land and premises in the area. This is a 55 acre greenfield site adjacent to the Airport operations and an existing industrial estate,  home to a number of aviation supply chain related businesses.

Phase 1: Infrastructure works.

This includes both off-site and on-site infrastructure costs and includes a contingency and inflationary allowance. New rugby club and pitches (including parking and access road).

Phase 2: Development of the Airport Business Park Southend

Including construction of an Innovation Centre, internal road construction, cycleway infrastructure, ground preparation and utilities.

Award of additional LGF funding

The LGF COVID-19 response fund was established to support those existing LGF projects which were experiencing a funding gap due to cost increases or loss of local funding sources as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new LGF project pipeline, consisting of existing LGF projects, was agreed by the Strategic Board in December 2020 and will be used as the basis for awarding all currently unallocated LGF funding.

In September 2021 the project was awarded an additional £72,517 LGF  by the Accountability Board 10 September 2021  the Board also agreed that the project met the conditions for spend beyond 30 September 2021, this was further endorsed by the Strategic Board at its meeting in October 2021

In May 2022 the project was awarded an additional £0.207m LGF by the Accountability Board 27 May 2022.

Capital Programme delivery update

Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.

SELEP Capital Investment Programme

£579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought £579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock. Over the lifetime of the Growth Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes across the SELEP area, with the Deal set to attract a further £960m of investment into the South East over the six year period.

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