Transport Links

Perfectly Placed for Business

Perfectly placed for business

Local Transport

  • Hemel Hempstead train station is within a 10 minute drive
  • London Euston is 26 minutes from Hemel Hempstead station
  • Luton International Airport is within a 20 minute drive
  • London Stansted is within a 45 minute drive
  • London Gatwick is 65 minutes’ drive
  • Heathrow Airport, Southampton Port and Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal are all within 90 minutes’ drive.

Smart Go Maylands

SmartGo Maylands is an employee benefits package for Maylands Business Park that aims to incentivise the use of sustainable transport, such as buses, bikes, trains and Electric Vehicles. Employers registering with Smart Go Maylands can offer their employees a range of discounts with partners including Arriva, London Northwestern Railway, Centrebus, Halfords, Railcards, Enterprise and many others.

Local Travel Plan

Hertfordshire IQ is leading an initiative to fast track the creation of a Maylands Area Travel Plan. The plan will capture short, medium and long term solutions and set out a time frame for delivery which will help improve public and sustainable transport for people getting to and around the Maylands employment area, supporting existing employers and businesses locating in Hertfordshire IQ.

It will cover bus services and routes, bike hire, cycling and walking routes, car share, electric car hire and digital solutions, for example, an app to request a bus.

This will help to address the current and future transport needs for Maylands Business Park and Hertfordshire IQ.

Road Infrastructure Investment

We’re also working with local stakeholders to accelerate major road improvements around Junction 8 of the M1 for easy access in and around the area.

Access to a skilled workforce

A stable local workforce and a growing pool of highly skilled and qualified talent plus a pipeline of graduates from University of Hertfordshire will help your business to thrive. Hertfordshire has a highly skilled workforce with a strong construction, advanced manufacturing and digital tech skills base.

The University of Hertfordshire works with local businesses to help them plan for their future skills needs, offering relevant courses that support both modern construction and agri-tech.

Further Education support comes from West Herts and Oaklands Colleges, empowering the next generation of talent, meaning businesses have access to a skilled and educated workforce now and in the future.

We’re working together to develop a joint action plan that will boost the education offer and local skills development, so that the people and skills you need are here, to help the drive productivity of your business.

One stop shop for talent

Powered by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, HOP is the premier gateway for employers to:

Join other ambitious employers including Aecom and Willmott Dixon who are driving growth, with high quality apprenticeships, graduate work experience and career progression opportunities in Hertfordshire.

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