Hethel Engineering Centre
The Hethel Engineering Centre (HEC) is a successful and innovative incubation centre dedicated to supporting high performance engineering and manufacturing companies.
20ha of land is available for development as part of HEC’s vision to develop a Technology Park and create over 1,000 high skilled jobs.
Home to automotive companies such as Group Lotus, Zenos Cars, Ansible Motion, Pangean Engineering and Tech Mahindra, HEC is also the base for cutting edge businesses working in areas such as food processing and packaging, defence, offshore, agriculture and ICT.
HEC offers flexible workshop and office space, training, support and shared expertise. Success rates are extremely high with 95% of the companies that have received support still in business after three years, and 88% after five years…well above national averages.
Following a recent 40,000sqft expansion, HEC is now able to offer larger workshops and offices as well as virtual / hot desks and small incubation space.
Find out more about the Hethel Engineering Centre at www.hethelcentre.com
‘I am not overstating when I say we would not be where we are today without the backing of the Hethel Engineering Centre team’
MD of Zenos Cars
Norwich International Airport
Ambitious plans are also underway around Norwich International Airport where 75 ha of land has been earmarked for development.
Norwich AeroPark is being developed on 40 ha of the site and will unlock opportunities for aviation-related and other businesses. It will also strengthen the Airport’s aim to become a leading centre for aviation support services and a key location for commercial activity in the region.
An additional 35 ha are available for the development of a business park to the north of the airport.
A new £13m Norwich International Aviation Academy is due to open in 2017. It is a partnership between Norwich International Airport, KLM UK Engineering Limited, UEA and City College Norwich and will train and develop aviation professionals through a ‘real world’ learning environment, attracting both local and international students.