New business park planned at historic wartime RAF bomber station in Harborough could create hundreds of jobs

An outline planning application has now been submitted to Harborough District Council for the proposed commercial hub on the northern edge of the town

Friday, 9th April 2021, 10:56 am
The plans for Wellington Business Park.
The plans for Wellington Business Park.

Hundreds of jobs could be created if a new business park planned for an historic wartime RAF bomber station in Market Harborough gets the go-ahead.

An outline planning application has now been submitted to Harborough District Council for the proposed commercial hub on the northern edge of the town.

The ambitious scheme will be built on 33 acres of land squeezed between the B6047 Harborough Road and Gallow Field Road near Harborough Innovation Centre if it’s approved by councillors later this year.

In a salute to the site’s proud Second World War heritage, it will be known as Wellington Business Park.

Iconic Wellington heavy bombers of the RAF’S Bomber Command’s No 14 Operational Training Unit were based on the old airfield there during World War Two.

The bold blueprint would consist of a mix of light industrial units and offices, a café and parking for cars and lorries.

Commercial property agents Prop-Search has been appointed as sole agent to market and promote the new park.

The development could offer up to 500,000 sq ft of space for offices and manufacturing and distribution occupiers.

Director at Prop-Search, Richard Baker, said: “Wellington Busines Park represents an exciting opportunity to create a significant number of jobs for the Market Harborough area.

"We share our client’s ambition for the site and look forward to showcasing the breadth of opportunity it offers to investors, developers and businesses, locally, regionally and nationally – and creating business opportunities in the local community.”