Frequently Asked Questions

by | January 22nd, 2018

What is the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone (EEDEZ)?

The EEDEZ covers four major employment sites and enjoys excellent transport links. It is strategically located on the edge of the vibrant city of Exeter and close to Devon’s outstanding coast and countryside. From start-ups to corporate headquarters, it is the perfect place for businesses to flourish.

What are the benefits of locating in the EEDEZ?

The EEDEZ is the perfect location for business to thrive. It can offer guaranteed business rate relief until March 2022 and simplified planning requirements. It provides contemporary business premises suiting a variety of needs, from incubator space to flagship office space alongside new homes at Cranbrook. Exeter Airport is on the doorstep of the Zone and enjoys outstanding connectivity through road, rail and air links with direct flights to London, Paris and Dublin).

Why should I locate my business there?

Located on the edge of Exeter, which has a growing reputation for world class education and training. It is close to the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. As it is near national parks and national nature reserves, it provides for a perfect work/life balance.

What are the four employment sites?

Exeter Science Park is 25 hectares in size and expected to create 3000 jobs.

Skypark is 40 hectares in size and expected to create 6,500 jobs.

Cranbrook town centre is 5 hectares in size and expected to create 500 jobs.

Exeter Airport Business Park Expansion is 5 hectares in size and expected to create 500 jobs.

Who can I contact about locating in the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone?

Contact the EEDEZ Programme Manager, Naomi Harnett, on nharnett@eastdevon.gov.uk or m: 07580 297059.

Which businesses are already located in the Enterprise Zone?

The Met Office’s HPC Complex and supercomputer; DPD, Liverty, Oneserve, Ambulance Special Operations Centre, Flybe training academy, Hampton by Hilton Hotel, Cranberry Farm pub. The Lidl Regional Distribution Centre sits on the edge of the Zone.