Investment and growth in Thurrock

People, place, prosperity

Thurrock is the largest regeneration area in the UK.

With its riverside location and transport links, we have a fast growing economy supported by major developments. The changes taking place over the next decade will ensure Thurrock prospers for years to come.

Our major projects are concentrated on 6 growth hubs.

Each hub is crucial to the economy of the borough. Their programmes are underpinned by a vital range of economic development, community engagement and environmental initiatives that will make sure growth is sustainable and regeneration brings benefits the entire borough.

The 6 growth hubs are:

  • Purfleet-on-Thames – home of High House Production Park and soon a new town centre
  • Lakeside and West Thurrock – already a major retail and leisure destination and set to expand to become a regional town centre
  • Grays – the administrative hub of Thurrock will build upon the current projects to improve economic growth and enhance the public realm
  • Tilbury – a new vision will build on the strengths of the close community and expansion of the port
  • London Gateway - the largest inward investment project in the UK saw DP World’s high tech deep-sea container port open in 2013 and become home to a high tech logistics business park, creating thousands of new jobs
  • Thames Enterprise Park – creating an Environmental Technologies and Energy hub alongside a new import/export and blending facility for oil products on the site of the former Coryton Oil Refinery, it will include the world’s first bio jet fuel plant converting landfill waste into jet fuel in a partnership between Solena Fuels and British Airways

You can download Thurrock's full economic growth strategy and action plan below.

The video below summarises our main development areas.