Dorset Innovation Park

An advanced engineering cluster of excellence for the South West, building on strengths in marine, defence and energy

Building on strengths in aerospace, marine, defence and energy

Dorset Innovation Park is single site accommodating 53 ha of land. Its central location links urban prosperity with rural opportunities.

The Park lies at the intersection of the burgeoning aerospace, marine, defence and energy clusters. It offers a secure facility and the presence of two world leaders in defence technology – Atlas Elektronik and QinetiQ.

A catalyst for growth

The second largest strategic employment site in the Dorset LEP area, the site is being marketed by the Department for International Trade for inward investment activity.

Nationally and locally, it is being marketed as an advanced engineering cluster of excellence with unique strengths in marine, defence and energy. It is also recognised as a major focus for the economic regeneration of South Dorset and a vital stimulus for employment and housing growth.

Public and private sector confidence

Dorset Innovation Park is in public ownership. It is envisioned there will be in the region of £30m of retained business rates to be invested in improving the site and local infrastructure.

Building work has already started on 20 new employment units. The units, due for completion in October 2017, will be fully serviced and let to businesses on ‘easy in, easy out’ terms

Sector focus

  • Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Marine
  • Energy
  • Defence


A single site accommodating 53 ha of developable land in rural Dorset.

Centrally situated within south Dorset, approximately one mile to the west of Wool. The site has access from the A352 which is a main route connecting the towns of Wareham and Dorchester.

The Poole/Bournemouth conurbation is situated approximately 20 miles to the east. Wool has the benefit of a main line rail station (South West Trains London Waterloo to Weymouth line)

Find out more

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0044 (0) 1202 661177

Looking to invest, or just want to find out more? Visit the Dorset Innovation Park website:

Dorset EZ website