Dorchester Regeneration has always recognised the value that attracting the creative industries can have on an area, and has a specialist in-house team to harness this value.
This is Your Town
As part of the wider approach to attracting businesses and jobs to Whitehill & Bordon, we have specifically set out to target the creative industries by creating a brand for our offering, This Is Your Town.
Whitehill & Bordon is perfectly positioned in the centre of the UK’s Silicon Valley between Guildford and Southampton. We have also put in place innovative plans that will make the new town one of the most technologically connected towns in the UK. Together, this makes Whitehill & Bordon a prime choice for the growing tech, design, film and creative industries.
The campaign behind This Is Your Town highlights the offerings that will be available to businesses looking to relocate or set-up; with purpose-built space for gaming, film studios, technology development, creative workplaces and a high-tech distribution hub.
This approach enables us to effectively market a network of business zones, with a long term campaign built around one common goal.
These zones include:
- Longmoor Studios, a purpose-built creative community space with a range of facilities to accommodate large and small scale digital projects, from animation through to large scale Hollywood film set builds
- Tech Forest, with 5,000 to 50,000 sq ft of business space for the digital tech sector
- BASE Bordon Innovation Centre, an engaging community of start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs
- Future Skills Centre, a new vocational skills training centre
- Hogmoor Enterprise Park, providing high-tech warehousing and logistics space
- Signal, a collaborative business hub for small business owners
We have a long history of utilising the space on our sites as television and movie filming locations.
Heyford Park has been a popular location for film productions for many decades and is still used regularly for shooting everything from commercials to prime time TV programmes and blockbuster films. Some of the past productions to have been filmed on site include… World War Z (Film), Octopussy (Film), Call the Shots (TV Programme), Fortitude (TV Drama), GT Academy, Tulips (Film), The Muppets (Film), Fast & Furious (Film), Lewis (ITV Drama), RED 2 (Film), Counsellor (Film), Children of Men (Film), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Film), The Girl with all the Gifts (Film), SS GB (BBC TV Drama), Wonder Woman (Film), Annihilation (Film)