Tax Zones

Wilton Centre

As one of Europe’s largest research and development facilities, the Wilton Centre is home to a number of leading global and regional businesses in the chemical, manufacturing, material and life science industries.

The complex is set in a 75-acre landscaped park, offering office, laboratory and pilot plant accommodation to science and innovation- focused businesses. Located adjacent to Wilton International, the Wilton Centre sits at the heart of the North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) and is the UK’s largest collaborative peer network of scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs.

Boasting meaningful links to academics, researchers, governments, and pharmaceutical firms, the centre provides specialist guidance from its expert network as well as support through start-up and scale-up programmes.


Tax zones offer incentives to businesses such as no stamp duty, full business rates relief for up to ten years and enhanced allowances for construction and machinery investment.


Businesses within customs zones will receive a range of tariff benefits, including duty deferral while the goods remain on-site and suspended import VAT on goods entering the customs zone.