Southend-on-Sea offers your business a great variety of development and business opportunities. With fast road and rail links with London and the motorway network, together with corporate and charter flight access to Europe from London Southend Airport, the town has the scope and the opportunity to attract investment to its industrial, commercial, leisure and tourism sectors.
The town offers an attractive environment for families relocating to the area providing a wide range of residential property from starter homes to executive marine residences. Southend's environment has more to offer than seven miles of coastline and award winning beaches. It is in fact home to more than 650 acres of public parks. These parks are spread throughout the borough and offer activities from horse riding to cricket to basketball to boating. There is also an 18-hole pay-and-play public golf course and a BMX track and skate park. Two local museums are set in ornamental gardens close to the town centre and one of the borough’s largest green spaces includes a woodland and nature reserve.
There are 12 state maintained secondary schools including mixed comprehensive and bilateral schools. There are also four single sex grammar schools, among the top 10 performing schools in the county. The have been significant levels of public and private sector investment in the further and higher education sector with The University of Essex state of the art Southend campus close to the brand new South Essex College in the heart of the Town Centre.
Located in the Thames Gateway regeneration area, Southend is a key economic driver in south Essex and the region. Significant levels of public and private investment in regeneration and growth has enabled the redevelopment of the Town Centre area including the High Street, and improved links to the seafront with the award winning Pier Hill scheme.