The Location

Cambridge Business and Technology Cluster

The intelligence of Cambridge changes the Business world.

Few locations have such global recognition and even fewer live up to their reputation. Cambridge nurtures some of the world’s leading advances in technology and science in business and as such, plays host to some of the most diverse and dynamic companies in the world.

For decades leading organisations, SME’s and start-ups, have chosen to locate in and around Cambridge, forging one of the largest and most successful business and technology clusters in the UK and beyond.

Access to world-class research, greater opportunities for collaboration and access to highly skilled employees have been the catalyst for development and, in turn, are key to the continuing success of the region.

A spirit of collaboration exists in the Cambridge Business and Technology Cluster, where businesses learn from each other through contact partnerships.

Haverhill Research Park has won Enterprise Zone status giving potential occupiers on the development benefits including a business rate discount of up to 100% for five years.

South Cambridge Business and Technology Cluster

The South Cambridge Business and Technology Cluster enjoys excellent accessibility to strategic business locations and communications, with easy motorway access to London and the South East.

Notable business occupiers include AXA, Sanofi, International Flavours and Fragrances, The Welding Institute (TWI), IBM, Imperial Innovations, Scienta, TTP, PA Consulting, Ziconix, Tone Jet, Aegate, Instem and Strainstall UK Ltd.

Also home to the world’s largest medical research charity, The Wellcome Trust, Addenbrookes Hospital and the Laboratory of Molecular Biology. In 2014 Astra Zeneca also chose to locate their Global Business Headquarters here.

Business sectors represented in the South Cambridge Business and Technology Cluster
Clean tech including energy
Life science
IT and telecoms
Nano technology and advanced metals
Printing technologies

Haverhill, a town of entrepreneurial business spirit

Haverhill has a long history of business enterprise and entrepreneurship that has underpinned much of its economic development. It has a thriving business enterprise scheme and active chamber of commerce.

Benefits of locating to Haverhill include:
High proportion of the
population currently work in
the South Cambridge Cluster
Close proximity
to Cambridge
Employment costs are 13% lower than the national average and 30% lower than London

Haverhill lifestyle

Haverhill is a historic market town surrounded by green spaces that feature parkland, forestry, nature reserves, golf courses and picturesque villages.

With a population of just over 27,000, Haverhill is prepared and planning for growth with 3,500 new homes planned and the vision of ONE Haverhill creating an aspirational master plan for the town centre in 2031.

Residential property costs in Haverhill are very competitive. Haverhill already offers excellent lifestyle opportunities.

A vibrant arts scene run by the Town council, through the Haverhill Arts Centre, plays host to a wide range of activities and music is a huge part of Haverhill’s culture, boasting its very own internationally acclaimed Haverhill Sinfonia.

Amenities - A convenient work-life balance

Not only is Haverhill Research Park a great environment to work in, it is also ideally located for a wide range of amenities.


On-site, The Flying Shuttle is an established and popular pub/restaurant with ample parking.

A Colourbox Montessori Nursery, newly opened in a purpose built building in 2015, will provide full and part time education and care for children from three months to five years old.

  • The Flying Shuttle Pub/restaurant
  • Colourbox Montessori Nursery
  • The Arboretum residential development
  • Landscaped lake with jetty, walks and grounds
Within a 5-minute walk
Within a 5-minute walk
  • B&Q and Halfords
  • Sainsbury’s Superstore including:
    • Pharmacy
    • Café
    • Petrol Station
    • 2 x ATM’s
    • Car Wash
Within a 5-minute drive
Within a 5-minute drive
  • Tesco’s Superstore
  • Leisure centre with pool
  • Cineworld, Prezzo, Frankie & Benny’s, KFC and Subway
  • High Street with ample parking including: Banks, Post Office, Boots, Costa, WH Smith, Pub dining, Retail.
  • 18-Hole golf course
  • Recreation ground
  • Days Inn Hotel and Meeting facilities
  • Haverhill Business Park.

Haverhill location

Haverhill is an excellent business location situated only 17 miles South East of Cambridge.


  • Cambridge 17 miles
  • Braintree 20 miles
  • Royston 21 miles
  • Colchester 31 miles
  • Chelmsford 33 miles
  • Ipswich 48 miles
  • London 64 miles

Train (From Whittlesford Parkway):

  • Cambridge 11 miles
  • London 74 miles

Airport by car:

  • Stansted 20 miles
  • Luton 48 miles
  • London City 58 miles
  • London Heathrow 89 miles


  • Central Haverhill 10 minutes
  • Cambridge 30 minutes

Haverhill Research Park benefits from excellent access to the A11/M11 and the A14. The M11 in turn gives easy access to Stansted Airport, London and the M25 to the south and the A1(M) to the north.

Haverhill Research Park, Suffolk CB9 7FB