Welcome to Luton An established location for business

Location & Connections

Butterfield Business Park Location
Luton is an established commercial and employment centre within the county of Bedfordshire, located 33 miles (53 km) north of London. The town has a population of 240,000 people and is home to Bedfordshire University which has 24,000 students and boasts some of the top Vocational degree courses in Health, Nursing and Midwifery, as well as Business Studies, Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications. The town has an above average population growth forecast over the next five years and the two hour travel to work catchment area has a population of 23 million.
Luton’s robust economy and employment market is home to a number of major corporate occupiers including General Motors, AstraZeneca, Selex Systems, Ernst & Young, TUI, EasyJet, GKN and Eaton Power. Recent international investment has allowed the town to adapt from a reliance on the car industry to a strong, balanced economy.
Butterfield Business Park Location
Luton’s largest economic asset is London Luton Airport. With 10.5 million passenger using the airport last year, it is the UK’s fifth busiest airport behind Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester. The airport employs over 8,000 staff and plans to increase its capacity from the current level of 12 million passengers per year to 18 million by 2026 through the redesigning of the terminal and major upgrades to transport links. Luton Airport connects with all the major cities in Europe and the world including New York, Paris, Frankfurt and Brussels.

Butterfield and Luton
Borough Council

Butterfield is recognised in the Borough Council’s investment framework paper, setting out their long term vision for the town as a key employment zone. It is such creative vision which has facilitated the successful completion of more than £1 billion of private and external investment for the area including:-

  • £30 million improvement to the M1 Junction 10a, improving traffic flow.
  • Completion of the town’s inner ring road, further promoting easy access to the motorway.
  • Sign off for £105 million of private investment in the management company for the airport, London Luton Airport Ltd.

Butterfield fronts the A505 and benefits from rapid access to the M1 and A1(M). The Park is perfectly placed for access to central London, the South East, the Midlands and the North of England.

M1 Motorway
5 miles
A1(M) Motorway
8 miles
M25 Motorway
18 miles
Central London
33 miles
90 miles


Luton Mainline Station
3 miles
Luton Airport Parkway
4 miles
London St Pancras
23 minutes
35 minutes
Gatwick Airport
64 minutes
114 minutes


London Luton Airport, one of the UK’s fastest growing airports, has regular scheduled and charter flights to a wide range of domestic and international destinations.

London Luton Airport
4 miles
London Heathrow
36 miles
Stansted Airport
39 miles