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About the Basildon District


Basildon District is formed by the five towns of Basildon, Billericay, Wickford, Pitsea and Laindon, in a highly accessible location only 30 minutes from London. Each possess their own strong economy, and all have contributed significantly and increasingly to the skilled labour market of the area and London.

Basildon is the business hub of South Essex within the Thames Gateway: the national priority area for economic regeneration. The focus is already being placed on this area and is set to grow.

The transformation planned for Basildon is far-reaching, addressing the demands of every sector. Most importantly it is future proof. The plans to transform Basildon and expand its economy are set in commercial reality. Nothing produced to date or in the future will be without viability and feasibility appraisals.

Key facts

  • 31st most competitive business location in UK
  • 1/8 of GDP output in Essex
  • 74,000 people work inside the district
  • 1,210,000 square metres of commercial floorspace
  • 650 hectares industrial areas
  • 5 town centres; 220,000 square metres of retail floorspace
  • An estimated 10,000 people employed in public services support internal supply chain economy
  • 30 minutes from London
  • 30 minutes from Stratford