Grove

Grove is the largest village in the Vale of White Horse district and is situated around 1.5 miles from the historic market town Wantage.

Our newly-updated inward investment fact sheet for Grove details the economic activity, business and tourism within the village, as well as giving an overview of its attractive location.

The fact sheet can be downloaded here.

Grove Business Park

Set in 32 acres of land, Grove Business Park offers a range of office, laboratory, warehouse and storage spaces. The park employs over 300 people and is home to over 85 businesses, ranging from start-ups to established organisations. These specialise in IT, furniture manufacturing, logistics, forensics, electronics and life science.

Boston House Business Centre frequently hosts an array of networking workshops and events. The centre also has serviced office space and conference and meeting rooms for hire.

Click here for more information on Grove Business Park and its facilities.

Williams Advanced Engineering

Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class testing and manufacturing, engineering and technical innovation services. The company was the sole supplier of the battery system for the entire Formula E grid from 2014 to the end of the 2018 season.

The company was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation in 2018, for successfully designing, developing and delivering the batteries for all the Formula E championship cars.

Williams Conference Centre boasts several multi-purpose event rooms, featuring an original F1 simulator, a giant F1 Scalextric and a Williams Pit Stop Challenge. The Centre is also the home of the private Williams F1 Grand Prix Collection, housing over 38 pioneering race cars. On race days, the centre hosts live screenings with a link up to a driver, followed by tours of the collections.

Vale4Business Awards 2018

The Conference Centre hosted the Vale4Business Awards 2018 evening ceremony. You can find out all the information on the awards and view the images from the evening here.

Wellington Gate

Previously known as Grove Airfield, the Wellington Gate development aims to provide a residential-led mixed use sustainable community, consisting of:

• 2,500 homes, including affordable housing and homes for the elderly
• A primary and secondary school
• A shop, community uses and a new civic space
• Play areas
• Playing fields for outdoor community sport
• A new community park
• A mixed use local centre for all residents

Click here for more information on Wellington Gate.

Walking and Cycling trails

There are many scenic walks situated at the foot of the Ridgeway, with impressive countryside views. The ‘Old Grove Walk’ weaves through the village, exposing visitors to historic and picturesque features and buildings.

The Letcombe Brook flows through the village and the Grove Discovery Trail explores one of its sections.

Cycling UK Wantage offers rides for beginners, families and more experienced riders, predominantly on the roads and occasionally along the local by-ways and bridleways. The group regularly start from Old Mill Hall in Grove.

To discover more about the walking and cycling trails in and around Grove, click here.