Offering relaxation and a healthy work life balance, Luton, only 22 minutes from Central London is an ideal choice for investment. The town of Bedfordshire provides an unrivalled combination of superb infrastructure, great access and a skilled workforce.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the capital’s busy city centre, Luton is magnet for recuperation. Home to a number of tranquil beauties including Wardens Hill Nature Reserve, the top attraction is Stockwood Park. The 100-hectare park is at Luton’s southern limits is a former country estate, embraces the glorious natural beauty of the home. Within the park, the Stockton Discovery Centre, located within the stables, comprising a Discovery Hall, a set of Victorian Greenhouses and the Discovery Galleries. In the Discovery Hall, the Springs and Wheel exhibition looks at the evolution of transport over centuries. The Discovery Galleries are dedicated to local history, and have Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval artefacts, as well as a collection of arts and crafts gathered from Bedfordshire villages in from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Home to over 24,000 students from more than 100 countries, Luton has a diverse student population for both undergraduate and postgraduate study. Within Luton’s vibrant arts and cultural scene named, the Cultural Quarter, Luton is jam packed with cultural diversity. Home to an 11-screen cinema, a shopping mall, an indoor market and much more, the town embraces its student population.
IMAGE: POWERCOURT STADIUM
Set to enjoy a wide range of regeneration, Luton’s most anticipated projects include the Power Court stadium, a new 23,000 seat football stadium complete with a selection of bars, restaurants, a hotel and housing. Additionally, Newlands Park will revitalise the city as a retail, hotel and business centre. The redevelopment and the expansion of the selection of leisure and retail facilities on offer in Luton is set to create over 4,000 new jobs.
Alongside these sizeable regeneration projects, Luton Council are pushing Luton to become a key player in world economy by their on-going £1.5 billion worth of inward investment. Spanning 20 years, the inward Investment Framework will see the council improve roads, rail and bus access and business projects.
Infrastructure improvements will include the £225 million Luton driverless trains from Luton Airport Parkway Station to Luton Airport (DART) and the £30 million update to the M1 Junction 10a to ease traffic to the airport and surrounding areas.
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The council expects to attract sufficient companies to create 18,500 new jobs over the next 20 years. This, in turn, will also help improve the property market as more homes are needed to meet demand from new residents in the town.
Situated only 30 miles north of London, Luton boasts some of the best travel connections in the commuter belt, offering a 22-minute train journey to the centre of the capital and direct rail links to London Bridge, Blackfriars and London Farringdon. By car, Luton is a short drive to the M1 and M25, and a 6-min drive to London Luton Airport.
Luton is a globally connected town and is home to the UK’s 5th busiest airport which offers direct flights to 70 worldwide destinations. The local rail network not only connects Luton to London and the rest of the UK, but also provides a fast service to Paris via Eurostar at Kings Cross St Pancras.