Luton Rising is much more than an airport company. It is proud to be the most socially impactful airport owner in the UK, maintaining an annual contribution of £7.4m to the town’s voluntary and charitable sector through the pandemic that significantly helps to improve and support local people’s lives.

Working with its shareholder Luton Council, Luton Rising is also investing in key developments near the airport to secure future economic growth, job creation and skills development as part of the Luton Investment Framework and the town’s wider £1.5bn transformation which will create opportunities, raise community and individual aspirations and enhance prosperity for all.

Green Horizons Park

Green Horizons Park is the new name for proposed commercial development on a previously undelivered key employment site to the north-east of London Luton Airport.

Previously known as New Century Park, Luton Rising holds outline planning permission for a scheme aimed at bringing forward 3,200 new jobs.

The new name reflects the company’s greater ambitions for this site to enable Luton to become a leader in developing sustainability industries, research and finance, and Luton Rising is working to explore emerging new opportunities with strategic partners.

Bartlett Square

An exciting new £100m commercial development, strategically sited between the airport and Luton Airport Parkway station, will include 240,000 sq ft of offices and flexible working spaces, a hotel with up to 170 bedrooms and associated multi-storey car park, all set in high-quality public realm. Planning permission has been granted.

Morton House

This new skills, innovation and business hub commemorates Luton Town FC’s legendary leading appearance holder Bob Morton, who played for the Hatters from 1946 to 1964, and is expected to create over 200 new jobs for Luton.

Luton Rising acquired a four-storey, 33,000 sq ft building in Kimpton Road from Vauxhall in 2020 and refurbishment works are now under way..

The building will feature state-of-the-art wireless IT and communications systems and flexible, open plan office spaces aimed at attracting businesses in the post Covid-19 recovery phase.

Sustainability will be at the heart of the design, with the building featuring: air sourced heating, cooling and ventilation with intelligent control systems; an air sourced hot water pump; rain water harvesting; a grey water recycling system; triple glazing and full insulation.

A training and skills hub led by Luton Council will be based on the lower ground floor, focused on learning in technical and social skills. The lower ground floor will also feature a café, seating area and outside courtyard. It is hoped that these facilities will encourage and foster an exchange of skills and knowledge between the building’s business tenants and adult learners alike.

The development of Morton House is likely to see some businesses currently located in Hart House Business Centre take up the first allocation of space on the ground or first floor and become the building’s anchor tenants.

The second floor accommodation will be targeted at start-up companies within the aviation, automotive, artificial intelligence (AI) and data-driven sectors.

Contact

Graham Olver

CEO, Luton Rising

01582 548788

graham.olver@lutonrising.org.uk

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