London Southend Airport voted ‘Best in the UK’ for 2nd year in a row

London Southend AirportLondon Southend Airport has once again been named the ‘Best Airport in the UK’ at the Airport Operators Association (AOA) Annual Awards. This is the second year running London’s newest airport has won the award and follows the airport being named ‘Best Airport in Britain’ by Which? magazine for the third year in a row.

“To win ‘Best Airport in the UK’ for the second year running is wonderful news and is once again down to all the hard work that the team at London Southend has put in. Our unique ‘Simply Easier’ promise to passengers that include short walking distances, outstanding customer service, a lack of queues compared to other London Airports, our own station with fast and frequent train services to the heart of London every 20-minutes, and car parks right next to the terminal, are all key factors in our success.”

Glyn Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Stobart Aviation (owners of London Southend Airport)

“The AOA Awards showcase the best in the aviation and airport sectors. The 2016 winners demonstrate the vibrant and innovative work going on across the UK and Ireland, improving efficiency, reducing the impact of aviation on the environment and delivering an ever-improving passenger experience.”

Darren Caplan, Chief Executive, AOA

Convenient accessible location

London Southend AirportLondon Southend Airport is a long-established regional airport and the eastern gateway to London, providing excellent access to Europe for business travellers and urgent freight. London Southend Airport offers important European connections without the congestion and inconvenience of a London location.

Fast road and rail links make it easy for business travellers and freight operators to reach the airport or save time on their onward journeys to London or regional destinations. Location advantages include:

  • 40 miles by road from central London
  • 5 miles from A127 trunk road to London and national motorway network
  • 20 miles by road from major new London Gateway Port
  • 30 miles by road from Port of Tilbury
  • 35 miles from the major business centre of Canary Wharf, London
  • New rail station on site just 50 minutes from London Liverpool Street
  • Frequent fast train services to Stratford International Station, adjacent to the London 2012 Olympic Village

Investment opportunities at brand new airport business park

Site EntranceSince it was acquired by the Stobart Group in 2008 more than £140 million has been invested in London Southend Airport on a new passenger terminal, control tower, hotel and train station.

A new £150 million business park situated next to London Southend Airport is now in progress. The 1million sq ft development is expected to attract occupiers from the medical, aviation, advanced engineering and manufacturing sectors.

The site of the business park is located to the north-west corner of London Southend Airport and comprises of circa 52 acres of developable land.  This will be split between office, manufacturing use and retail/hospitality…

  • 28.6 acres office use (B1)
  • 18.2 acres manufacturing use (B2)
  • 2.6 acres ancillary uses including retail and a hotel

Businesses interested in finding out more about the opportunities which may be available are encouraged to contact Kemsley LLP.

See here for more information on London Southend Airport.

Source [Brera]

Robert Edge
Robert Edge

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Following a ten year career with a major Colchester freight forwarder shipping everything from confectionery to oxygen plants, Robert has spent almost 15 years in inward investment promotion. Having had experience in China, India and the Middle East, Robert leads on the logistics and renewables sector.

Corinne Hearne
Corinne Hearne

Inward Investment Manager (London-Essex UK Finance Corridor)

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With over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services and Global Relocation industries, Corinne has developed an extensive, specialist, commercial network and has successfully supported projects focused on the strategic development and growth of both overseas and UK companies in business, professional and financial services sectors.