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Hillhouse Technology Enterprise Zone

Hillhouse International Enterprise Zone


Hillhouse International Enterprise Zone is a former chemical production facility, located on the Wyre coast at Thornton-Cleveleys. It is one of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership's (LEP) priorities to transform the economy of the county and wider region.

It is a 138 hectare site occupied by over 40 companies, including three world class multi-national businesses namely Victrex PLC (polymers), AGC Chemicals Europe Ltd (flurochemicals and fluropolymers), and Vinnolit (PVC manufacture).

There are areas of land within the enterprise zone available for re-development, including areas within the secure part of the site.

Businesses could receive benefits including business rates relief for five years or enhanced capital allowances.

Hillhouse International Enterprise Zone provides a fantastic opportunity for business to locate on an existing, internationally-recognised business park, alongside world-leading chemical and polymer production companies.

Target sectors include the chemical industry, polymer manufacture, energy generation and management, advanced manufacturing and engineering, and low carbon and sustainable industries. However, principal driver behind the enterprise zone, is job creation and industry diversification, so companies looking to operate outside those target sectors will be welcomed to discuss options.

A masterplan has been developed at the embryonic stage of the Enterprise Zone status period, to serve as a framework for the development of the site over its 25 year lifespan. As the site evolves, updated iterations of the masterplan will be produced every five years to ensure it remains accurate and supports the Enterprise Zone’s development.  

Further information on the masterplan and the consultation is availiable on the masterplan page.

Press releases

Hillhouse International Enterprise Zone attracts Chinese investment - December 2016

Northern Powerhouse minister visit - November 2016

Hillhouse International Enterprise Zone goes live - April 2016

Economic boost for Wyre announced - November 2015


For further information and enquiries, please contact the Hillhouse International Enterprise Zone team.

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