Freeport East offers tenants a unique opportunity built upon its global links and existing innovative sectoral clusters. It will deliver strong returns for investors, drive domestic growth and propel the country’s economy forward.

Freeport East will deliver:

  • A unique global trading opportunity linking the UK’s largest container port with frequent European ferry connections to provide a springboard into Europe for UK businesses and inward investors
  • A Green Hydrogen Hub. Working with partners Ryse-Hydrogen and EDF a green hydrogen supply will be used to develop new applications to power port equipment. The critical scale of road, rail and maritime transport will provide opportunities to expand hydrogen use in other freight operations
  • A Green Energy hub. Building on Harwich’s involvement in offshore wind projects and proximity to nuclear generation infrastructure means Freeport East will become a centre of technical excellence and new production and processing capability
  • A win-win for the levelling-up agenda: Freeport East contains the #1 most deprived neighborhood in the country and it’s national gateway function – it is also the Midlands and North’s largest route to market - will provide an economic boost throughput the UK
  • An innovation hotbed leveraging existing relationships with the likes of Cambridge University, BT’s research centre at Adastral Park, Three UK, green energy partners and local innovators, and building on experience in 5G, digital maritime networks, Customs systems, automation and the Internet of Things from across the Hutchison group
  • A shovel-ready opportunity, the first phase of which could commence very quickly
  • 13,500 new jobs, an investment of over £500m in the Freeport and a GVA of up to £5.5bn over a 10-year period
  • A substantial contribution to the PM’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution helping to achieve: advancing offshore wind; driving the growth of low carbon hydrogen; delivering new and advanced nuclear power; accelerating the shift to zero emission vehicles; green ships; green innovation.


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