Deeside Enterprise Zone

A 2,000-hectare (4942 acre) Zone whose heritage means it has the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the UK and whose innovation means it is home to highly skilled, advanced manufacturing.

Advanced Composites Research, Training and Development Centre

The result of a partnership between Glyndŵr University, Airbus, Coleg Cambria and the Welsh Government, the Centre supports thousands of Airbus employees in skills development and works with businesses on R&D projects. 


Advanced Manufacturing Skills & Technology Centre

The vision is to develop an Advanced Manufacturing Institute here, as a world-leading facility for the commercialisation of new technologies, plus the engineers and technicians needed to apply them. The AMI offer will ensure that the needs of businesses of all sizes are met and will focus on the manufacturing process and technology enhancements within a number of sectors including manufacturing, nuclear and energy, and food. 

Deeside Industrial Park

Deeside Industrial Park, with 9,000 jobs on site, is a modern business location that was developed from the former British Steel Shotton works. It is home to a range of businesses from thriving SMEs to well know global brands.

It covers an area of over 2,000 acres and is home to a wide variety of manufacturing and distribution companies including those involved in food production, aerospace, energy, pharmaceuticals, paper, packaging and engineering.

Hawarden Business Park

This site, adjacent to the main Airbus base, has been developed as a dedicated aerospace park by the Welsh Government, in partnership with Pochin plc. Existing residents include Gardner, Aerotech and Tarvin Precision and a range of fully serviced sites can take new-build accommodation of up to 25,000m² (269,097ft²).

The site is also home to an Advanced Composites Research, Training & Development Centre, to provide on-site experience in composites manufacturing, development and research.

Northern Gateway Strategic Development Site

This strategic, 90-hectare (222-acre) development site can accommodate units of over 92,900m² (1million ft²) and is understood to be the largest, private sector-led development in North Wales and the North West of England. The site is ready to go, with planning permission and access to £70m Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs).

Renewable Energy Park

Extending across a number of significant sites this is home to Parc Adfer, the major energy-from-waste facility for five local authorities, the Sustainable Building Envelope Centre (SBEC) and UPM Kymmene’s paper recovery operation. The site will be further developed for sustainable energy use and generation.

Sandycroft Industrial Park

Sandycroft Industrial Park is a thriving and well established employment site which is home to a variety of businesses ranging from engineering and scientific companies to service sector and distribution. With a variety of sites and premises, Sandycroft offers a convenient location in the heart of the enterprise zone.

Toyota Lean Manufacturing Centre

As part of its commitment to partnership working at Deeside, Toyota developed this virtual centre within its engine plant here to share its knowledge and approach to manufacturing.