The UK is our Home Market
The UK is our home market, and it remains of significant importance in our development plans. The SmartParc concept was conceived, developed and refined here. It is closely aligned with the UK government’s National Food Strategy, and it makes valuable contributions across multiple factors including:
- Increased productivity
- Food systems innovation
- Boosting UK food exports
- Building a circular economy
- Changing UK food culture
- Promoting partnerships with academia
- Levelling up
- Economic recovery
Our first business park site SmartParc SEGRO Derby is based in the East Midlands, in the Heart of England. This site was developed jointly with our partner SEGRO, one of Europe’s largest commercial property companies. See this link for more information:Visit Our Derby Site
We have ambitious plans to extend our coverage across the UK by building further SmartParcs in strategic locations. We are already in discussion with regional development organisations in the north, south and west of England, as well as in Wales and Scotland.
In each case we are assessing factors such as the availability of suitable land, access to a diverse workforce, as well as national and regional grant funding.
When we find a suitable site, we also explore the food processing profile of the region to make sure our development plans are compatible with local needs and aspirations.