Why Runnymede

Runnymede: A great place to work, learn, live, and relax

Runnymede is an ideal location to do business. Located in the prosperous M25 south-west quadrant, this highly productive and innovative area offers immediate access to Heathrow Airport whilst remaining in close proximity to Central London.

Runnymede provides the connectivity of a city whilst retaining the space for facilities and quality of life available in Surrey. Home to top schools, a leading university, and excellent amenities, it is no coincidence that some of the world’s leading businesses such as Samsung, Toshiba, and Gartner have chosen to set up base in Runnymede - why not join them?

For a detailed economic profile of the borough, take a look at the Runnymede Economic Assessment

Alternatively, view our Economic Development Strategy to find out what the council is doing to maintain the Runnymede's position as a prime location for business.

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Lotus Park / Watermans Business Park

Lotus Park and Watermans Business Park are set on the bank of the River Thames, in Staines. One of the key office centres in the western corridor, located within the M25, approximately 9 minutes from Heathrow Airport and only 17 miles south-west of central London.

Pinetrees Business Park

Located on one of the south east's most well connected urban business parks, Pinetrees offers the ultimate convenience for commuting staff and visiting clients. The Causeway's perfect location means a neighbourhood with a range of global companies.

ACS Egham International School

ACS Egham is situated on 20 acres of glorious English countryside adjoining the Royal Savill Garden, and only 25 miles from central London. They are the only school in England fully authorised to offer all 4 International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. ACS Egham is an IB World School for over 600 students (ages 4 to 18), and 160 expert faculty and staff from over 50 countries.

Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London, formally incorporated as Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It has three faculties, 20 academic departments and c.9,200 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 100 countries.

TASIS The American School in England

TASIS England also known in its home country as The American International School in England is one of five American schools in and around London and was founded in 1976. Its 46-acre campus is in the village of Thorpe, Surrey, south west of London, adjoining Royal Holloway, University of London.

Thorpe Industrial Estate

Thorpe Industrial Estate is a large, diverse major employment space, and the largest industrial estate in Runnymede. The estate is home to a number of large employers, spread out over a series of business villages and parks. Within the M25 and approximately a 5 minute drive from the M25/M3 interchange, Thorpe Industrial Estate is perfectly located for logistic and transport-reliant businesses.

The Causeway

The Causeway is a designated Strategic Employment Area in Runnymede. The area known as The Causeway stretches alongside the River Thames, next to the M25. A number of global companies have their UK and European head offices located here.

Longcross Park Development

Discover a cutting edge business community, close to London and Heathrow airport, yet surrounding by magnificent English countryside.

Designated as both a Garden Village and a part of the EZ³ London and South Innovation Valley Enterprise Zone, Longcross Park has planning consent for over 850,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art contemporary office space, together with cafes, retail and childcare facilities; all set alongside high quality homes, providing an attractive and integrated new community.

HQ offices can be provided on a bespoke basis either as individual buildings or as a complete campus. With a focus on place making, highly efficient buildings and excellent communications, Longcross Park will truly benefit your business.

Hillswood Business Park

Hillswood Business Park is situated in stunning grounds adjacent to Homewood Park. Neighbouring businesses include global IT and electronics companies, such as Samsung Electronics, who have their European HQ here. Just 20 minutes from London Heathrow and 45 minutes from London Gatwick, the centre is also accessible from the M25, the M3 and the M4.

Ashford and St Peter's Hospital

Ashford and St Peter's Hospital servers a population of over 410,000 people living in the borough of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond. The trust employs 3,700 individual members of staff and in 2014/15 their turnover for the year was £263 million.

Chertsey Business Park

Developer Chancerygate has recently acquired an existing development of five industrial warehouses on Hanworth Lane. These will be replaced by 62,000 sq ft of space in 12 units ranging in size from 3,950 to 7,535 sq ft. Based within the south-west of the M25, with excellent transport links to main arterial roads, the Hanworth Lane industrial estate is the most centrally located within Chertsey, and within walking distance to the high street and railway station.

Addlestone One Development

Addlestone Town Centre is being transformed to provide new shops, a cinema, gym, homes and public spaces.

The Addlestone One development, a partnership between Runnymede Borough Council and Bouygues Development, will bring a new and fresh destination for living, working and relaxing to the town.

Bourne Business Park

Outstanding new and refurbished office space across three buildings. Focusing on wellness, environment, amenities and flexibility, each building features high specification design and build quality, ample parking and there's a great onsite café too.

Weybridge Business Park

Three stunning new offices providing up to 83,208 sq ft within an established business location. All three buildings are designed to an exceptional standard with contemporary finishes throughout. The fully-glazed, double-height receptions addressing the central courtyard provide a unique welcome.


“A great place to work, a great place to live, a great place to do business”  Phillip Hammond, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer 2016-2019

“We can attract great talent, both in the immediate area and with our close links to London" – Alan Miller, Group Vice President, Gartner

“One of the best boroughs to work with in the country” – Surinder Arora, Chairman, Arora Group