Discovery Park Enterprise Zone

One of the largest business parks in Europe with a specialist focus on science and technology

Discovery Park Enterprise Zone

Research Heritage:

Occupying the former Pfizer site, Discovery Park has been host to five decades of groundbreaking pharmaceutical research and development. Iconic drugs such as Viagra and Diflucan were discovered and developed here, and Pfizer retains a significant presence on the park. The Zone’s extensive world-class laboratory facilities are designed around the concept of ‘integrated research’ for chemical, pharmaceutical and analytical research that will help meet today’s and tomorrow’s therapeutic and manufacturing needs.

Business Community:

The Zone has a wide variety of business support firms in place: from recruitment, to accounting, to legal services so that companies locating to Discovery Park benefit from its shared services. Over 130 businesses have joined the Zone’s pharmaceutical innovation and business community since 2012.

Green Energy:

Renewable energy company Estover Energy are developing a biomass Combined Heat and Power plant to power the Zone and supply low carbon energy to the national grid.


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Sector focus

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Professional services
  • Digital and PR
  • Enterprise


100 hectares situated 14 miles east of Canterbury in Sandwich, Kent. Discovery Park is 90 minutes by high-speed rail to London and about 60miles from the M25. Easy access is also available by high-speed rail to Paris in about 2 hours.

Find out more

Tim Ingleton
Head of Inward Investment, Dover District Council
Email [email protected]
Telephone +44(0)1304 872423 Mobile +44(0)7740 560931

Discovery Park Enterprise Zone website