Strategic Employment Areas

Strategic Employment Areas (SEAs) support clusters of employment activity that are, or have the potential to become, key drivers of the borough and sub-regional economy.

Spread across the borough and accommodating all types of businesses, Runnymede has five designated employment areas that together make up the borough's core supply of employment land.

Additionally, the borough's three town centres of Addlestone, Chertsey and Egham are business locations themselves, with a number of high-value companies concentrated there.

image: Bourne Business Park

Hillswood Business Park

Hillswood Business Park is a 10 minute drive from Chertsey town centre. Hillswood is situated in stunning grounds, adjacent to Homewood Park. Current residents include Samsung Electronics and Astellas Pharmaceuticals, who both have their European headquarters here.

Regus are also located on the park, offering large amounts of serviced office space, meetings rooms and training facilities. To find out more about the serviced office provision in Runnymede, check out our starting and growing a business page here.

Visit our commercial property page here to browse the available space at Hillswood Business Park.

Longcross Park Enterprise Zone

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 and 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.

Find out more about the Enterprise Zone here.

The Causeway

The area known as The Causeway stretches along the River Thames, next to the M25. It is a designated strategic employment area in Runnymede, made up a series of distinct locations including The Glanty, Lotus Park, and Pine Trees Business Park.

Characterised by large office developments, The Causeway is home to a number of global companies including VMware,, Gartner UK, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Centrica and Future Electronics.

Close to the urban centres of both Egham and Staines, The Causeway is only a stone's throw away from Heathrow Airport.

Visit our commercial property page here to browse the available space in and around The Causeway.

Thorpe Industrial Estate

Thorpe Industrial Estate is the largest industrial estate in the borough. The 18 hectare park is home to a diverse range of businesses, however it is particularly popular with the logistics sector due to its superb communications. Junction 13 of the M25 is 3 miles to the north and Heathrow Airport can be reached within 20 minutes.

Thorpe Industrial Estate is also home to Egham Business Park, a multi-let scheme which brings seven new adaptable warehouse units to the industrial estate. The scheme has already attracted well known occupiers including Screwfix, Howdens and Seko Logistics Group.

You can find out more here.

Weybridge and Bourne Business Parks

Weybridge and Bourne Business Parks are neighbouring business parks within a five-minute drive of Addlestone train station and town centre. Both parks have been transformed in recent years to offer high quality, modern employment spaces.

Weybridge Business Park features three stunning new offices providing up to 83,208 sq. ft., all deisgned to an exceptional standard with contemporary finishes throughout. Bourne Business Park benefits from a wide range of amenities on site including a new cafe, and has over 90,000 sq. ft. of outstanding new and refurbished space across three buildings.

Visit our commercial property page here to browse the available space at both business parks.

 Addlestone Town Centre

Addlestone town centre is a compact business location which centres around the railway station, which provides connections to London Waterloo in under an hour.

Addlestone town centre is home to commercial developments such as Aviator Park, and companies including Mondi, Juniper Networks, Akamai Technologies, Pandrol and Cole Jarman.

View the available commercial property in Addlestone Town Centre here.

Chertsey Town Centre

Chertsey town centre has a history as a concentrated business location. It is home to the headquarters of a number of renowned companies including Compass Group, ADP, and Crest Nicholson.

Brand new industrial space will be coming to Chertsey too. Developer Chancerygate has recently acquired land to develop 62,000 sq ft. of space in 12 units ranging in size from 3,950 to 7,535 sq ft., all within a 10 minute walk from the town centre. Find out more about the scheme here.

A number of new and refurbished commercial properties are available in Chertsey, check them out on our commercial property page here.

Egham Town Centre

Runnymede's northernmost town centre, Egham, is home to the likes of Spectris, HCL, Enterprise Holdings and Wilkins Kennedy. Being under 10 miles from Heathrow Airport and a 45-minute train journey out from central London make Egham an in-demand location.

The town centre is due to be transformed over the coming years. To read more about the proposed regeneration, visit here.

And as with our other employment areas, view the available commercial property in Egham right here.