Prime
Position

Didcot Quarter is located only minutes from the A34 Milton Interchange, the major north/south trunk road linking the M3, M27, M4 and M40 motorways.

This strategic location provides excellent access to the major conurbations, industrial centres and the sourth coast ports. Didcot Parkway Station also offers efficient links to key UK destinations.

Speedy Connections

  • M4 JCT 14
    20 mins
    13 miles
  • Oxford
    23 mins
    13 miles
  • Swindon
    49 mins
    38 miles
  • Northampton
    1 hr 13 mins
    57 miles
  • Bristol
    1 hr 27 mins
    70 miles
  • M40 JCT 08
    30 mins
    23 miles
  • Reading
    41 mins
    29 miles
  • Heathrow
    1 hr 03 mins
    57 miles
  • London
    1 hr 23 mins
    70 miles
  • Birmingham
    1 hr 34 mins
    88 miles
HGV drive times. Source: UK Haulier
LABOUR POOL
The proportion of working age population is higher than the regional average indicating a large potential labour pool to draw upon. Furthermore the proportion of 25–44 year olds is higher than both the national and regional average, providing a strong future pool of younger people to replace those leaving through retirement.
ENTERPRISE
ZONE BENEFITS
Business Rates discounts available of up to £275,000 for businesses relocating to the zone before March 2022 or 100% enhanced capital allowances for plant and machinery.
GARDEN TOWN STATUS AND ENTERPISE ZONE

Didcot has been awarded Garden Town Status. This status has already ensured the delivery of major infrastructure projects to create a world renowned innovation and business location.

The Didcot Quarter forms part of the wider Didcot Growth Accelerator. Businesses that relocate to the zone before March 2022 may be entitled to either business rates relief or enhanced capital allowances.

Housing and employment growth in the garden town will be linked with the creation of 20,000 new high-tech jobs, 15,000 new homes and 19,000 construction jobs over the next 15 years – providing considerable long term opportunities in the area.

It is expected that there will be road, cycle, bus and bridge upgrades as well as the improvement of the railway line between Didcot and Oxford – providing greater connectivity to the town and attracting a wider employee base.

LABOUR MARKET SKILLS
Almost a third (11,017, 28.45%) of people within the 15 minute catchment area are skilled to levels 1&2, and are therefore well placed for employment in the manufacturing and logistics sector.
PROFESSIONAL
EMPLOYMENT POOL
At 21.27% Didcot boasts a higher proportion of residents in ‘professional’ occupations than both the national and regional average. This reflects a strong pool of labour with the requisite skill sets for managerial roles and roles requiring technological knowledge.