An established commercial and historic location, the town of Filton dates back to the 12th century, and has been renowned for its part in aviation production since 1910. Filton 20 has long been an important manufacturing site, with the adjacent Filton Airfield in operation throughout the last century. Its place in history was sealed with the development and production of Concorde in the 1960s and 70s. This famous association was bookended by being the starting point for Concorde 002's first ever flight in 1969, and the destination for the final ever Concorde flight, in 2003.
Filton has a long and successful history in advanced engineering, aerospace and defence driven by knowledge, innovation, enterprise and excellence which today confirms the position of Filton as a world leader in cutting-edge aerospace and aviation technology. The area is already the established home for a number of world class aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing businesses including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and GKN who already benefit from the unrivalled location, profile, access and highly skilled workforce.
Filton 20 is a key part of the Filton Enterprise Area, an area recognised as a strategically important employment location in the West of England. It represents an internationally important opportunity for businesses to locate directly alongside existing successful enterprises such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and GKN, each of whom already benefit from the unrivalled location, profile, access and highly skilled workforce.