Cardiff Airport and BroTathan Enterprise Zone

Cardiff Airport and Bro Tathan Enterprise Zone is a leading UK aerospace location, with three distinct sites, an abundance of technical skills and an on-site international airport, all within easy reach of the centre of Cardiff, London’s closest capital.

  • On-site international airport and excellent connections to the rest of the UK, mainland Europe and beyond by road, rail and air
  • Extensive local and regional supply chain
  • Established aerospace heritage
  • Three distinct sites, including two on-site runways
  • Key sectors: aerospace, defence, automotive, manufacturing, engineering
  • Ready-made accommodation and opportunities to develop bespoke facilities
  • 24-hour operation

The area’s 50+ year aerospace and defence heritage give this Enterprise Zone the facilities, skills, experience, and local supply chain that make for a truly leading location within the UK aerospace industry.

Cardiff Airport is fully within the Zone and serves passengers and freight worldwide and its 2,392m (7847 feet) runway can accommodate any aircraft, including the A380.

Over 16 non-stop destinations - including three European hub airports - make the site ideal not only for Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operations, storage and salvage businesses and cargo operations but for any business with a significant international dimension.

Together with adjoining development land, the site represents further opportunity for aerospace-related investment, while Cardiff Airport is committed to continuing to grow passenger numbers and expand routes.

Bro Tathan Business Park is an existing business park providing approximately 1.6 million sq ft of employment floor space and home to major occupiers including Aston Martin Lagonda, eCube Solutions and Bristow Helicopters.

Bro Tathan is embarking on the next phase in its exciting evolution to create a groundbreaking destination for business, offering a range of development and occupational opportunities.

Arranged over a site of approximately 1,200 acres together with its own fully operational runway, Bro Tathan is strategically located within the Cardiff Airport and Bro Tathan Enterprise Zone, 5 miles from Cardiff Airport and within easy reach of the M4 motorway and major UK cities.

At the Gateway Development Zone, next to the airport, there are 77.4 hectares of development land adjacent to the airport, which are allocated as strategic employment land. There are early plans to develop the land for high quality offices as well as education, training and leisure facilities.

The areas and sites in Cardiff Airport and Bro Tathan Enterprise Zone
  • Cardiff Airport
  • Bro Tathan Business Park
  • Gateway Development Zone
Companies already located in the Cardiff Airport and Bro Tathan Enterprise Zone
  • Aston Martin Lagonda
  • Bristow Helicopters
  • Caerdav
  • eCube Solutions
Other strategic sites within or local to Cardiff Airport and Bro Tathan Enterprise Zone
  • International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT)