THAMES GATEWAY

A great place for growing and expanding businesses

The Thames Gateway is one of the most exciting and potentially rewarding investment locations in the United Kingdom today, and was home to the London Olympics. The area stretches 40 miles along the River Thames from London’s foremost financial centre, Canary Wharf to the river ports of Thurrock in South Essex and Medway and Sheerness on the North Kent coast, taking in the main towns of Basildon, Bexley, Chatham, Dartford, Dagenham, Gravesend, Greenwich, Purfleet, Sittingbourne and Southend.

Through its location in the prosperous south-east of England and unrivalled access to mainland Europe, acres of developable land, financial incentives and a dedication to sustainability and sector expertise, the region provides smart investors with huge commercial opportunities.

The Thames Gateway is one of the UK’s priority areas for growth and has the committed support of the government as well as a large number of private investors such as Ford, Kimberley Clark, Lafarge, BaE Systems, HSBC and DP World.

The Thames Gateway is recognised as an innovative logistics and transport gateway, providing smart, rapid connections to London, international markets and the rest of the UK, as well as a hub for the environmental technologies sector. The area is home to the Sustainable Industries Park which will contain the UK’s highest concentration of environmental technology companies. Other clusters include life sciences, creative and digital industries and advanced manufacturing.

We invite you to learn more about the Thames Gateway’s three constituent areas-Essex, Kent and London, by clicking on the buttons on this page. These pages will enable you to find out more about each area, search for commercial property and get the help you need to set-up, expand or relocate to Thames Gateway.