Ni.PARK is employment development land south of the A518 and west of the A41, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7BX.

Newport is a thriving university town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin located in the heart of the country with easy access to national and international markets.

  • Ni.PARK comprises approximately 25 acres (10 hectares) of cleared, greenfield employment land

  • Phase 1 provides a range of industrial units ranging from 66sqm – 351sqm (710 FT2- 2778 FT2) available for occupation. Alternatively plots are available for development to meet your specific needs

  • Suitable for employment uses that fall within use class B1, B2 or B8 of the town and country planning (use classes) order

  • Particularly suited for agri-tech related businesses as the innovation park is being delivered in association with Harper Adams University

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HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY

Harper Adams University is a world class specialist university at the forefront of future food production, processing, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business; The ideal partner to deliver Ni-Park.

In 2017 it was the recipient of the most prestigious honour open to UK universities - The Queen’s Anniversary Prize – for its work leading innovation in agricultural engineering.

Circa 60% of the research by Harper Adams in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science is deemed to be internationally excellent or world leading according to the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF)Through its ‘Hands-Free hectare’ project in 2017, the University undertook ground-breaking research and became the first in theworld to plant, tend and harvest a crop with only autonomous vehicle and drones.

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Ni.PARK KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE HUB


Leading University expertise will be  at the heart of our new partnership  to accelerate the use of technology  in agriculture.Through the Ni.Park Knowledge Exchange Hub you will be assigned a dedicated innovation expert who will guide you through Harper Adams’ extensive suite of specialist support.Harper Adams has agri-tech partnerships with businesses and universities across the UK and strategic collaborations with universities and industry as far afield as the etherlands, China, India, the USA and sub-Saharan Africa.  These links include the AGCO Future Farm in Zambia, the Sino-British Intelligent Agriculture Research Centre at Shandong University of Technology, China and a joint postgraduate programme in Advanced Mechatronics with China Agricultural University.

 

 

Knowledge Hub

GLOBAL EXCELLENCE

The UK is a global centre of excellence for Agri-Tech Research & Development and innovation ofering overseas businesses the benefits fom  access to:

  • A fully integrated agricultural food supply chain worth £96 billion annually
  • World leading researchers across all disciplines relevant to Agri-Tech with a track record of delivering for business
  • A launch location for European and global markets
  • A fair and transparent regulatory environment an internationally competitive tax regime
  • A business environment that encourages and rewards R&D through generous tax credits
  • Robust Intellectual Property protection and tax relief for patents developed in the UK 
  • Government financial support to de-risk projects 
  • A highly skilled and flxible workforce

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THE RIGHT WORKFORCE

Newport ofers a pipeline of next generation skills and talent to meet business needs:

  • Over 1 million people live within a 45 minute drive time
  • Newport boasts a skilled workforce skewed to the AB (Professional, Managerial & Intermediate) socio-economic groups
  • Enterprise Telford offers specialist support for recruitment and workforce development
  • Newport employers can draw on a large pool of graduates from the area’s nine universities including Harper Adams, Wolverhampton, Aston, Birmingham and Keele. Close to 133,000 students are enrolled at local universities, two thirds of the regional total
  • Local colleges and the strong local training provider network facilitate employing and developing the best workforce for your company

      The Perfect Workforce

 

THE PERFECT HOME

In a bustling market town with a vibrant high street ofering independent and individual shops and a plethora of bars, cafes and restaurants.

  • First UK town to win six consecutive Britain in Bloom awards
  • Surrounded by beautiful rural villages boasting an abundance of traditional and modern executive style housing and with a significant housing development programme including affordable homes
  • Top three performing senior schools in the Borough - Newport is the home of Newport Girls’ High and Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar, both featuring in the top 100 schools in England in League Tables
  • House prices maintain their high values due to high desirability because of the good local education establishments and easy commuting links

       The Perfect Home

 

A GREAT PLACE TO DO BUSINESS

Fiona Phillips, Head of Research & Development - Dairy Crest  

“Our brand new state of the art Dairy Crest Innovation Centre on the Harper Adams University campus is a fantastic facility for Newport, Dairy Crest and the students of Harper Adams University. We are already working closely with the University on several research projects as well as providing placements for students within our research and development teams. The Centre will be working on research and development for our market-leading brands: Cathedral City, Clover and Country Life as well as cutting edge research on infant formula ingredients. “Innovation is at the heart of Dairy Crest, as well as the wider food industry. I am particularly pleased that the Dairy Crest Innovation Centre is at Harper Adams University – already a centre of excellence in terms of food, farming and science education.”

Mark Tweddle, M.D - Jupiter Group

“our multi-million pound international operation has benefied from the large pool of available skilled and semi-skilled workers who live in close proximity to our distribution centre”

      Jupiter Group