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Millbrook Technology Park

Millbrook Technology Park


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Millbrook Technology Park is a developing cluster of vehicletechnology businesses serving the automotive and wider transport markets. Tenants at Millbrook Technology Park benefit from access to Millbrook’s test services, test tracks and engineering services.

Millbrook was built by General Motors in 1969 as a dedicated automotive test and engineering centre. It is now independent and provides vehicle test, validation and engineering services to customers in the automotive, transport, petrochemical, defence and security industries.

Millbrook’s employees are passionate about customer service and technical excellence; they take pride in delivering exactly what their customers want, whether that is a vehicle test, engineered solution or smooth-running conference. Millbrook develops its people so that they remain at the leading edge of their specialist fields and contribute to the development of future regulations. The quality of Millbrook’s work is reflected in its ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 accreditations.

All of this combines to make Millbrook an integral part of the industries it serves and an ideal partner at any stage in the development and launch of the vehicles of tomorrow.

Flexible Combinations of Office, Workshop and Laboratory Space

Immediately available and on flexible lease terms (all-inclusive pricing available). Short and long-term rental options with preferential access to Millbrook’s full range of impartial test, validation and homologation services.

All office options include:

  • 24-hour access and air conditioning
  • Full access raised flooring
  • Suspended ceilings
  • Dedicated on-site 24-hour security and emergency
  • response
  • Secure and confidential, with strict visitor access control and no photography policy
  • Total Facilities Management (TFM), including cleaning and maintenance
  • Benefit from business support services
  • Optional extras such as call answering, secretarial and
  • admin support
  • Access to meeting rooms and shared facilities at preferential rates


Short-Term Office Options:

Suitable for 1 to 75+ workstation requirements, offering minimum cost and maximum flexibility. Free WiFi.

Long-Term Office Options:

6,000m2 (64,600 sq ft) of fully customisable space immediately available. Unit sizes starting from 46.5 m2 (500 sq ft).

Workshop and Laboratory Options:

  • Combinations include single, single with office, double and triple units. Equipped with 2-post or 4-post vehicle hoists.
  • Alternatives such as mobile vehicle hoists available upon request
  • Compressed air and various power options, including three-phase power, are also available
  • Laboratories can be fitted to client specification

Build to Suit Opportunities

24,900 m2 (267,700 sq ft) of single or multiple occupancy units now available with outline planning permission. This development will take place across four discrete zones.

Within a confidential working environment, these zones can offer easy and direct access to Millbrook’s test tracks, workshops and offices. Tenants benefit from individual branding opportunities in locations that are ideal for HQs and Technology Centres.

  • Individual units from 10,000 sq ft up to 103,000 sq ft
  • Occupation within 9–14 months (interim accommodation is available)
  • Full design team will respond to tenants’ requirements without obligation
  • Standard developers’ specification available upon request
  • Sustainable construction methods applied

The Millbrook Advantage

Highly skilled staff provide virtually every test, validation and homologation service necessary for today’s demanding vehicle programmes. At its Proving Ground in the UK, Millbrook has 70km of varied test tracks, including hill routes, high speed areas and challenging off road courses. Its professional drivers and engineers perform repeatable tests on all types of vehicles in a secure and safe environment. It has a range of test facilities for components and full vehicles. These include engine dynamometers, environmental chambers, crash laboratory and advanced emissions chassis dynamometers.

Millbrook engineers specialist vehicle conversions. These range from new versions of existing platforms, such as estate cars, to armoured solutions and complex electronics installations. It conducts impartial vehicle assessments and develops class-leading vehicle dynamics improvements. Millbrook helps Vehicle Manufacturers manage complex bills of materials and launch new models. Millbrook’s employees are passionate about customer service and technical excellence; they take pride in delivering exactly what their customers want, whether that is a vehicle test, engineered solution or smooth-running conference.


Lifestyle – Bedfordshire is located at the heart of the UK and is the centre point between London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge. It is one of the UK’s most desirable places to live, combining the very best of town and country with vast open spaces, woodlands, quiet lanes, peaceful rivers and canals offering an excellent quality of life; yet within an hour of the UK’s two principal cities.

Nearby market towns such as Ampthill, Flitwick and Bedford have excellent schools, plus a wide range of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Milton Keynes is an exciting, fast growing city just 20 minutes away, offering a regional shopping destination and significant sport and leisure facilities together with extensive business and recruitment options.

House prices are around the UK average. Two Bedfordshire villages have been named in ‘The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2014’, a comprehensive guide that takes into account a wide range of elements including transport links, quality of schools, natural beauty, low crime rate, property prices, cultural life and unemployment figures

Connectivity – Bedfordshire’s road and rail connections make it the focal point of one of the most dynamic regions in Europe. Three mainline railways pass through the county. Bringing London as close as 50 minutes away. Millbrook is served by five international airports: London Heathrow, London Stansted, Birmingham and East Midlands can be reached within 90 minutes and London Luton is just a 30 minute drive.

This extraordinary connectivity makes it easy to do business across the UK and beyond. With the first class local road network, 18 million people are within a one hour drive.

Expansion – Millbrook is at the centre of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), a national growth area recognised by the government. Working with local authority and private sector partners, SEMLEP is primed to deliver the strategic infrastructure and skills projects that are essential for economic growth, new jobs and new homes in the area.

Within 30 minutes of Millbrook, Bedford, Northampton and Luton are all possible locations for volume manufacturing plants. Each location has an automotive history and supportive local Government.




Millbrook Proving Ground
MK45 2JQ

Contact:   Martin Hughes
Job title:   Director - Proving Ground and Technology Park
Tel:   01525 404242
Email:   martin.hughes@millbrook.co.uk
Website:   www.millbrook.co.uk

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