Humber Enterprise Zone


The UK’s Energy Estuary, home to a world class offshore wind hub and the UK’s busiest port by tonnage.


UK’s largest Enterprise Zone:

At 1,238ha (3,059 acres), the Humber has the largest Enterprise Zone in the country, comprising a package of 30 sites located in the heart of the UK’s ‘Energy Estuary’ to suit the needs of a wide range of businesses.

The Humber Enterprise Zone offers:

Space for offshore wind Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and their supply chains to co-locate to make cost reductions on a major scale at Able Marine Energy Park and Green Port Hull. 80% of all North Sea offshore wind farms and 60% of the entire European market for renewable energy is within 12 hours reach of the Humber.

The UK’s largest development sites available adjacent to deep water port at Able Marine Energy Park and Paull.

Sites at the Port of Grimsby, a rapidly growing Operations and Maintenance centre for the offshore wind industry.

Space at Humberside Airport, the UK’s second busiest heliport, serving the offshore wind, oil and gas industries.

Prime sites for logistics, food and advanced manufacturing on uncongested transport routes, offering excellent connections to the ports of Grimsby and Immingham, the UK’s busiest port by cargo tonnage, and Goole, the UK’s furthest inland port. Sites along the M62/A63 and M180 corridors also provide an attractive offer to these sectors.

Affordable city centre sites in the vibrant City of Hull.

Transforming the local economy:

Siemens have, and continue to make significant investment on Humber Enterprise Zone sites. The German manufacturing company, together with Associated British Ports have invested £310 million in a new offshore wind blade factory which opened in… This has already created 1,000 direct jobs in Hull (with at least 300 temporary jobs during construction). Recently a second investment of £200has been announced developing a new rail facility at Goole after winning a tender to manufacture London Tube Trains. 700 jobs are due to be created.

Other recent investments on Humber Enterprise Zone include;

  • Indivior have developed a £23m specialist R & D pharmaceutical facility on the Priory Park Site in Hull.
  • Grimsby 2 Enterprise Zone site at the Port of Grimsby, which is now home to 4 O&M companies serving wind farms in the North Sea. This includes E.ON, which developed the £3m O&M facility, maintaining the Humber Gateway wind farm and home to their employee and also those of M.H.Vestas and North Sea Services.
  • Hull Venue – Key legacy project for Hull City of Culture 2017, the new £36m conference and performance venue opened in July 2018, enhancing the Hull city centre offer for visitors and residents.


Looking to invest, or just want to find out more? Visit the Humber Enterprise Zone website.

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Sector focus

  • Energy and Offshore Wind
  • Ports and Logistics
  • Chemical and Process
  • Creative and Digital
  • Food manufacturing


30 sites covering 1,238ha (3,059 acres) on the North and South banks of the Humber, including city centre and port based sites.

Find out more

Contact the Humber LEP on [email protected] or 01482 485260

Humber Local Enterprise Partnership website