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High Town Road in Luton is the place for your business

An area of opportunity, quality & creativity

5 minutes from Luton town centre - 25 minutes from London

Opportunity

With rock bottom business rates and a thriving community set for growth, High Town Road presents an excellent opportunity for your business.

Quality

The quality of the architecture and the projected investment in the built environment make High Town Road a great place to locate your business.

Creativity

There is a culture of creativity in High Town and a community that is engaged in and passionate about the area. You’ll find a home for your business here. 

 

Next to no rates

Great for entrepreneurs: Luton is among the UK’s top 5 towns for start-ups and is the best connected for business.

All of this makes High Town the ideal place to open your business.

You pay nothing on the first £6000 of rateable value with small business rate relief, if this is your first or primary business.

With average rateable value of £8000 on High Town Road and government discounts, the chances are you’ll pay next to nothing in business rates.


Footfall

At least 5000 people walk between High Town and Luton Town Centre every day.

Homes

750 new homes planned for High Town. See Luton Local Plan.

Jobs

350 new jobs expected to be created in High Town. See Luton Local Plan.


Excellent transport links

Luton Railway Station (2 min walk)

Luton Bus Interchange (3 min walk) - link to the speedy Luton-Dunstable Busway, and many other local and national services

London Luton Airport (7 mins by bus) - direct flights to almost 100 destinations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East

M1 motorway (10 mins by road) - direct to London, the Midlands and Yorkshire

Fast rail lines 

  • LONDON St Pancras (23 mins)
  • HARPENDEN (8 mins)
  • ST ALBANS (11 mins)
  • BEDFORD (14 mins)
  • KETTERING (34 mins)
  • CORBY (49 mins)
  • LEICESTER (50 mins)
  • NOTTINGHAM (88 mins)

The future

A number of regeneration opportunities are attracting investment into the area, producing new homes and creating jobs.

There are three parks in High Town, not only for recreation, sport and play, but also hosting Wardown Park Museum, which is undergoing a £3.5 million renovation project.

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Community

High Town has a thriving community that is passionate about its high street. The community is always welcoming and hosts a number of stand-out events through the year.  For further information on any organisations, facilities or events in High Town, click on the images below.

If you would like to be included on this website please email: luke.communityworker@gmail.com

High Town Community Website

High Town Community Website

High Town Festival

High Town Festival

High Town Art For All

High Town Art For All

Persephone - musical shot in High Town

Persephone - musical shot in High Town

St Matthew's Primary School

St Matthew's Primary School

Friends of High Town

Friends of High Town

The Luton Hat Trail

The Luton Hat Trail

Luton Beer Festival

Luton Beer Festival

Luton Irish Forum

Luton Irish Forum

High Town, Luton, Wikipedia

High Town, Luton, Wikipedia

Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre

Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre

The High Town Bag

The High Town Bag

Greenbank Music Village

Greenbank Music Village

Luton Hats & High Hats shop

Luton Hats & High Hats shop

Marjorie's Cafe

Marjorie's Cafe

Luton at Large

Luton at Large

Luton Makerspace

Luton Makerspace

Next steps

High Town contact

If you’d like to open a shop or business in the High Town area, then get in touch with David Landau at the Friends of High Town, who can tell you more: chair@friendsofhightown.org


Start-ups

Wenta start-up grant

If you are looking to start up a small business, you can apply for a Wenta grant of up to £1000. You just need to:

  • be a Luton resident
  • be a start up business
  • have a business plan

Call 01582 433 700 or see Wenta 

Velocity Growth Hub

Are you looking for a way to help your business unleash its potential? Velocity Growth Hub, delivered by the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), is a focal point for businesses looking to grow, offering a choice of FREE one-to-one advice, workshops, training, networking and more, all tailored to your specific needs.

See Velocity Growth Hub

My Incubator Ventures

Your start-up can also register on My Incubator Ventures, which is an interactive business support website that offers FREE access to advice for Luton residents (postcodes LU1 to LU4) and small businesses.

See My Incubator Ventures