Purfleet-on-Thames growth

Successful developments

Purfleet-on-Thames has already seen a number of successful developments.

High House Production Park

High House Production Park is the centre for creative industries. It offers:

  • state of the art technology to creative businesses
  • flexible spaces for meetings, celebrations or recreation

The transformation to redevelop the site has so far created:

  • Royal Opera House Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop provides the Royal Opera House with state of the art facilities to create the backdrops and stage scenery to serve their Covent Garden productions – go to Royal Opera House Thurrock

  • The Backstage Centre is a world-class production and rehearsal venue for hire – go to The Backstage Centre

  • Creative and Cultural Skills Academy provides students and employees with the latest equipment within the sector for training – go to Creative and Cultural Skills

  • Royal Opera House Bob and Tamar Manoukian Costume Store holds more than 20,000 costumes for Royal Opera House productions currently in the repertory, as well as historic costumes, musical instruments and furniture from their archive collection – it also accommodates a costume, wig and shoe workshop where South Essex College runs courses

  • artists' studios – more than 40 Acme Artists Studio spaces have been created

  • community space – High House farm buildings provide a community space for hire, a café, community gardens and a play space

  • business and workshop space – available for firms in the creative industries

RSPB Rainham Marshes

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) attracts thousands of people every year to Purfleet-on-Thames marshes. It is a great place for families to get close to nature. The centre runs different activities for all.

In the visitor centre you can find a:

  • shop
  • café
  • children's adventure play area
  • wildlife garden

You can find more information on the RSPB Rainham Marshes website.