South Derbyshire offers the perfect environment for business. A combination of good transport links, an adaptable and well-trained workforce, strong support services and a focus on advanced manufacturing and engineering have led to the District becoming one of the fastest growing areas in the country. For investors looking for new opportunities, the area can offer a wide range of sites and premises at competitive prices.

A workforce of more than one million is available within a 45 minute radius, plus over 60,000 students within easy reach at three leading universities. More than 2.4 million economically active people live within an hour’s drive.

Centrally located with unrivalled transport links, South Derbyshire is one of the best-connected areas in the country. The convergence of the A38 and A50 in the District provides easy access to motorways, while a direct rail link from Derby to London St Pancras takes less than 90 minutes.

East Midlands Airport, the second largest freight handling airport in the UK, is within minutes of large areas of South Derbyshire, as is Birmingham International Airport.

Derbyshire ranks top amongst Britain’s best areas for bringing up a family. The cost of living is low and it has one of the lowest house price to income ratios in the UK.

Home to the blossoming towns of Melbourne and Swadlincote, South Derbyshire has an abundance of expertise in the construction, logistics, food and drink, tourism and manufacturing industries, in particular transport equipment manufacture.

The area can offer a range of potential investments from new business parks, mixed use projects, and town centre regeneration schemes, to area-based regeneration programmes and the enhancement of environmental and heritage assets. Projects include the following.

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