What is Industrial Park?
An industrial park, also known as an industrial estate or trading estate, is an area zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development. An industrial park can be thought of as a more heavyweight version of a business park or office park which has offices in light industry rather than heavy industry. Industrial parks are usually located on the outskirts of the main residential areas of a city, and they normally provide good transportation access including road and rail. One such example is the large number of industrial estates located along the River Thames. In the Thames Gateway area of London, industrial parks are usually located close to transport facilities, especially where more than one mode of transport coincides, including highways, railroads, airports and seaports. The idea of setting land aside through this type of zoning is based on several concepts which concentrate dedicated infrastructure in a delimited area to reduce