Farnborough, Hampshire, England, Great Britain

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Farnborough is a town in north-east Hampshire, England, part of the borough of Rushmoor and the Farnborough/Aldershot Built-up Area. Farnborough was founded in Saxon times and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The town is probably best known for its association with aviation – Farnborough Airshow, Farnborough Aerodrome, Royal Aircraft Establishment, and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

Cody Technology Park The headquarters of QinetiQ is located in Cody Technology Park.

Farnborough Aerospace Centre Farnborough Aerospace Centre is a business park south of the airfield.

IQ Farnborough Adjacent to the airport, IQ Farnborough, is a development. When completed it will include new housing, a new aviation library and the refurbishing of the listed wind tunnels on the site. Current tenants include: AgustaWestland, Autodesk, a BMW & MINI dealership, Costco warehouse, Blue Coat Systems, Bluhalo, Defence Strategy & Solutions, Imagine Homes, a hotel, Orcare Limited, Fluor Limited, Red Hat and DGTL,

On the park is the frame of a 1910 Airship Hangar which had previously been dismantled to house wind tunnels, but is now reconstructed – minus its outer skin – to make an impressive centrepiece. The structure has now been listed and protected as a Grade II building.

During the fifteenth series of Top Gear a race was performed around the business park. In 2013, BMW announced that it will move its UK headquarters from Bracknell to the former Nokia facility on the outskirts of Farnborough.

Other notable companies present in Farnborough are Zurich Insurance, Aon Hewitt, BAE Systems, Qualcomm, Lockheed Martin, Holt's Military Banking, Fluor Corporation, and Lok'nStore.

Other industry Farnborough's North Camp district is notable as being the location of Hampshire's only full-throughput abattoir. The abattoir is nestled between housing and a school, Salesian College. Its site has entrances on both Peabody Road and Sherborne Road. It is licensed to kill bulls, cows, sheep, pigs and goats.

Retail Farnborough has one main shopping centre divided into three areas; Kingsmead and Queensmead and Princesmead. There are three supermarkets in Farnborough. Towards the south of Farnborough is North Camp village with independent retailers.

Solartron retail park is located to the West of the town centre.

On the border with Frimley, there is a retail park known as Blackwater Retail Park (formerly Farnborough Gate).

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Farnborough has a population of over 65,030 people. Farnborough also forms one of the centres of the wider Farnborough-Aldershot metropolitan area which has a population of over 243,344 people. Farnborough is ranked #865 for startups with a score of 0.152.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities The borough of Rushmoor is twinned with: 🇺🇸 Dayton, Ohio, United States; 🇳🇵 Gorkha Municipality, Nepal; 🇫🇷 Meudon, France; 🇩🇪 Oberursel, Germany; 🇵🇱 Rzeszów, Poland; 🇵🇱 Sulechów, Poland.

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