Based in Bucks LEP’s Enterprise Zone, the new test facility, which is expected to create around 60 jobs, is due for completion in early 2021 and will offer companies a more affordable test facility than international rivals. The national rocket test facility at Westcott is a key step towards delivering a world-leading hub for the space sector in the heart of Bucks, which opens up the next stage in the evolution of the site to attract new business and investment. Westcott is recognised as an integral part of the UK space sector growth strategy, which includes the Westcott Innovation Centre, a 5G Step-Out Test Facility and Incubation Centre and is planned to include a Disruptive Innovative Space Centre for apprenticeships and specialist testing.

Satellite propulsion test facility