Nicholson Road is land right next to the existing Ryde Business Park. This land is owned by the council and is bordered by the Business Park to the north, Great Preston Road to the east, Smallbrook Lane to the south and the railway line to the west.

The council is working to use this land to regenerate jobs and businesses in Ryde.

Expressions of interest are invited by 1pm, 8 March 2021

The Isle of Wight Council seeks Expressions of Interest in relation to the Nicholson Road business park extension; a business community development designed to incorporate the natural environment.

The scheme extends to 14.6 hectares and is located close to the main town of Ryde with key transport connections to mainland. Planning permission has been granted (subject to S106) to include the following uses along with associated infrastructure:

Industrial, Business, Affordable Residential, Health Unit, Retail, Café and Community.

The development opportunity has been carefully designed to expand the capacity of the existing Ryde Business Park to generate employment opportunities and meet an identified market need for space for growing businesses in the area. The design provides a sustainable solution to allow businesses to grow while also enhancing the environment and creating a place for people to reside, work and play.

The Isle of Wight Council aims to capture market interest in the site to inform delivery options. Interest may be expressed in the delivery of the scheme as a whole, or in separate phases or elements.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted as a Prior Information Notice by 1pm, 8th March 2021.

Further Information

Further information on the opportunity is provided in the marketing document.

The planning application details can be viewed on the Local Authority website , reference: 19/00922/OUT and 19/00921/FUL

Submitting your expression of interest

The Council is following a Prior Information Notice process, therefore require Expressions of Interest to be submitted via the Procontract Portal. The site details and a range of questions to respond to as part of your submission can be found in the portal.

The DN number for the opportunity is: DN522989

Assistance with using ProContract

If you have not used ProContract before, please follow the simple registration process to set up an account for free.

Important Note: If you have do not have an account, you will need to allow at least 48 hours for your registration to be approved.

Further help on registering with ProContract is available in the linked document below.

Next steps

After the marketing period, the Isle of Wight Council will review the Expressions of Interest submitted and may engage with further discussions with interested parties to develop the delivery options.

Thank you!

Thank you for your interest in being part of Regeneration on the Isle of Wight!

Previous proposals

The display board archives show the information that was presented at the August 2019 community consultation event. If you couldn’t come, it’s not too late to let us know your views – just get in touch.

Download main boards as a PDF (It’s a very big file at 51 MB – probably best not to try this on your phone)

See proposed highways general layout (PDF)

See proposed junction with Smallbrook Lane (PDF)

See the presentation for stakeholders and councillors (PDF)

More information

  • See below and zoom in to see the display from the initial public consultation event on 4 October 2018
Nicholson Road, Ryde, concept drawing
Image: concept design for illustrative purposes only


Expand the capacity of the adjacent Ryde Business Park

Site allocated primarily for employment use, providing industrial and office space to meet business growth requirements on the Island.

Owner: Single ownership, Isle of Wight Council

Site size: 150,692 sqm

Planning status: Local Plan site allocation. Planning permission has been granted (subject to S106).

Site description:

The area has been allocated by the council for a mixed-use development, with an emphasis on employment usage.

The site requires investment in basic infrastructure such as roads and utility connections to unlock its development. Mitigation measures and improvements to existing hedgerows and footpaths may be required.

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