Live opportunities

Stroud District has a strong and prosperous economy and is home to world class companies and an innovative, resilient, and successful small business sector.

Stroud District Council is committed to work closely with the business community to grow the local economy and increase employment.

The Local Plan has a role in providing certainty to the business community to make long term investment decisions, while also providing the framework for creating an attractive environment, including providing for a range and choice of sites and premises.

Below is a selection of live business and investment locations in Stroud District

Gloucester Fringe

Quedgeley West Business Park

A successful and high quality, modern logistics park

Quedgeley West Business Park comprises 12.95 ha (32 acres) of prime industrial and distribution land. It occupies an extremely prominent position and benefits from a readily available workforce within the immediate vicinity.

Quedgeley West Business Park lies 4 miles to the South West of Gloucester, adjacent to the A38 dual carriageway and within 0.25 miles of the M5 at Junction 12.

This location provides access to the South West and the Midlands via the M5, and to Wales via the M4 and M48 motorways. Junction 11a connects with the A417 leading to Cirencester, Swindon and the South East via the M4.

The South Western Bypass provides links from the A38 to Gloucester city centre.

Quadrant Distribution Centre (Gateway 12), Quedgeley

A modern, low density business park

Gateway 12 is a modern industrial park, extending to an area of about 8.09 hectares (20 acres).

It is situated on the southern side of the A38 Gloucester Road, between Quedgeley and Hardwicke, approximately 8.05 km (5 miles) south of Gloucester city centre.

The A38 can also be accessed directly to the north, via Davy Way, off the Waterwells roundabout. Junction 12 of the M5 Motorway is located less than one mile to the south, via the A38

St. Modwen Park

A new modern industrial and distribution park with consent for 86,000 sqm of B2/B8 floorspace

St. Modwen Park is a 23.5 ha (58 acres) development site situated in a prime distribution and industrial location adjacent to J12 of the M5. Strategically located with excellent prominence and visibility from the M5 motorway and with easy access to existing Gloucester facilities.


Stroudwater Industrial Estate/Business Park

The largest business park in the District, home to major employers such as BorgWarner, ABB, Schlumberger.

This 60.5 hectare (149.5 acre) site is close to J13 of the M5 and just off the A419 and the largest business park in the district. Stroudwater Business Park houses major employers including BorgWarner, ABB and Schlumberger.

Stonehouse Business Park

A new and high-quality modern office park next to the canal.

Stonehouse Park is a modern, well-established business location which has been developed with a range of high-quality office and manufacturing facilities. The 5 hectares (12.3 acre) business park is ideally located and situated close to the M5 and within a short distance from local amenities.

The site offers a mix of office business usage and industrial space. The area is renowned for its well-established infrastructure and skilled and talented workforce.

Blue Chip companies such as Renishaw, Siemens, Burse, Unite and AstraZeneca have all relocated to Stonehouse Business Park in recent years.

Stroud Valleys

Griffin Mills

A range of historic mill sites offering small to medium, flexible, and affordable employment premises for a range of office, industrial, craft and retail firms.

Griffin Mills is located to the East of Stroud. The attractive, thriving, and well-established commercial estate comprising of sub-divided mill properties which house office, industrial, craft and retail firms. Griffin Mills is also suitable for accommodation for a large occupier.

Hope Mills

Good quality, established industrial estate, comprising stone-built units in a valley bottom location.

Hope Mills is a moderate quality industrial estate, serving the Stroud Valleys. Located at London Road, Thrupp, Hope Mills is just approximately a mile from Stroud town centre.

Meadow Mill

A small rural industrial estate, Meadow Mill comprises of a mix of budget quality industrial premises, fronted by greenfield expansion land. Convenient located close to the M5.

Meadow Mill originally constructed in the mid19th century, where its sole functional use was that of a woollen mill until the early 20th century, after which it has been utilised as a manufacturing and engineering works.

Stafford Mills

A small, budget quality industrial estate.

Currently the Stafford Mills Industrial Estate is occupied by the motor trade.

Spring Mill Business Park

A 7-acre site comprises a range of commercial/business units and quality office accommodation.

Set in a pleasant rural location, only minutes from the centre of Nailsworth, Spring Mill Business Park is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the valley, surrounded by mature woodland and has Gatcombe Water flowing through the site. Carefully managed grounds and wildlife areas enhance the Spring Mill working environment.

Conveniently located just 15 minutes from J13 on the M5 and 20 minutes from J18 on the M4.

Cam & Dursley

Draycott/ Middle Mill Industrial Area

A modern industrial estate, with accommodation for several large employers and expansion land.

This modern industrial estate offers accommodation for several large employers and expansion land in the south and east.

Berkeley & Sharpness

Gloucestershire Science And Technology Park (GSTP)

A range of educational, training and research facilities with a growing focus on renewable energy, engineering, digital technologies, advanced manufacturing and nuclear sectors

GSTP at Berkeley Green has over 110 acres of land and buildings, including 60 acres of river. It’s sustainable business location actively contributes to the economic, environmental, and social health of the local community, county and region within which it is located.

Conveniently located and accessibility within 15 minutes of J13 and J14 of the M5 motorway. The site comprises of offices, workshops, engineering, laboratories, land for development, meeting rooms and conference facilities.

Home to the SGS Berkeley Green Skills Centre, SGS Berkeley Green UTC and C11 Cyber Security Centre.

Severn Distribution Park

An expanding sub regional warehousing and distribution centre adjacent to Sharpness Docks

The Severn Distribution Centre in Sharpness is one of the largest estates in single ownership in the South West and has the potential to provide over 1 million sq ft (92,903 sq m) of warehousing.

The site can offer 450,000 sq ft (41,806 sq m) of existing space with potential to build a wide range of units with existing planning consent on a design and build basis ranging from 20,000 sq ft (1,858 sq m) to 236,800 sq ft (22,000 sq m).

The site is located just 10 minutes from J13 and Junction 14 of the M5 motorway providing easy access to the South West and Midlands.

Rural Locations

Actrees Farm, Heathfield

Successful rural employment site with a range of start-up businesses, serving a wide rural catchment.

Successful rural employment site serving a wide rural catchment. 1.2 ha. currently accommodates 15 business. Further expansion land to the South and East.

Westend Courtyard

High value small serviced offices and workshops in a rural location.

Westend Courtyard provides 787.71 sq ft of luxurious office suites, a sympathetic combination of refurbished buildings and new build. These high specification office suites are suitable for professional businesses.

Located close to Stonehouse Train Station providing direct links to London by rail and less than 2 miles from Junction 13 of the M5 allowing easy access to Bristol, Gloucester, and Cheltenham.

Development sites

Stroud District landscape and geographical location offers plentiful employment land opportunities ripe for development. With almost 80 hectares of strategic land sites identified in the district’s Local Plan. Such employment land sites within the M5/A38 corridor are located at Stonehouse, Stroud, Cam and Dursley, Berkeley and Sharpness, and the Stroud Valleys. Each site presents varying sizes and locations to meet the specific locational requirements of different sectors, with particular focus on providing support for green technology hubs.

The following strategic sites available for development subject to the approval of Stroud District Council’s Local Plan 2022. Approval is likely in 2023.

  • Quedgeley East Extension 5 ha
  • Javelin Park / Gloucester 12 27 ha
  • Sharpness Docks 7 ha
  • Sharpness 10 ha
  • Stonehouse North West 5 ha
  • Stonehouse Eco-Park (M5 J13) 10 ha
  • Wisloe 5 ha
  • Renishaw New Mills 10 ha

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For information on all development and investment opportunities available in Gloucestershire, please contact the GFirstLEP here.