New projects

In 2002, Dunsfold Park Ltd, a company formed by The Rutland Group, acquired Dunsfold Aerodrome from BAE Systems. Rutland has spent the last 13 years transforming what was a vacant site into a thriving commercial centre which is now the largest employment site in the borough of Waverley.

Dunsfold Park, as it is now known, is one of the largest brownfield sites in Surrey and comprises of a 516 acre airfield with unrestricted planning permission for the erection, repair and flight testing of aircraft, 65 acres of commercial space and 30 acres of land allocated for a solar farm and an anaerobic digestion plant – a total of nearly 612 acres. Formerly a WWII Canadian airfield, and subsequently used by British Aerospace to develop Hunter, Harrier and Hawk aircraft, Dunsfold Park is currently also the site for the production of the BBC's 'Top Gear', as well as the home of a number of other filming productions and outdoor events such as the increasingly popular annual 'Wings & Wheels' Airshow.

In 2013 the Rutland Group entered into a new partnership with Trinity College Cambridge to ensure the long term future of Dunsfold Park.

The Rutland Group continues to capitalise on the aerodrome's existing planning permissions and future plans include maximising the site's underlying consents for aviation and other outdoor uses; expanding the scope of the business park and an increased commitment to bringing film production and entertainment style events to the area. Rutland also continues to promote its long held ambition to develop a new mixed use community at Dunsfold which, as well as further developing the business park, would also provide some much needed homes in the local area.