Welborne will be among the best places in the regions to start a new business and grow existing businesses with employment provided across a range of sectors. Strategically located between Southampton and Portsmouth with excellent transport links to London and the south of UK via motorway, rail and air (from via Southampton Airport).
When completed, an estimated 5,700 jobs will be created within Welborne associated with the 1 million sq ft of employment space plus retail, leisure, childcare, education and healthcare employment opportunities located within the District Centre, Village Centre and community hub.
Over the 20+ years it will take to complete the development an estimated 7,300 temporary construction jobs and over 300 full time jobs will be created. Buckland is considering the potential for a construction skills academy.
Welborne has an integrated transport strategy that includes an upgraded motorway junction, new accesses from the A32, new internal roads all allowing businesses to be well connected to the wider economic hinterland. Public transport links together with pedestrian and cycling routes will allow residents and employees accessible and sustainable travel to work.