The announcement in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement, sees North Kent Innovation Zone (NKIZ) become one of 26 new and extended Enterprise Zones across the country.
The awarding of Enterprise Zone status follows a bid endorsed and submitted to Government on behalf of the partners, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, Maidstone Borough Council, Medway Council and other stakeholders, by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SE LEP) and Thames Gateway Kent Partnership.
Northfleet Embankment, with its 22.37 hectares of land has been earmarked for 54,000m2 of commercial development for construction technologies and advanced manufacturing, including modular housing, alongside innovatory space and workshops.
Nearby Ebbsfleet Valley North East offers 4.08 hectares for 30,000m2 of development focusing on accommodation for professional services, creative industries. Both sites are integral to the deliver of the garden city.