- Supply of raw material
- Accessibility and transport
Example - China Clay Extraction, Cornwall
Kaolin is only found in the south-west of England and there is a lot of it (120 million tonnes has already been extracted)
Josiah Wedgewood manufactured pottery at a factory based in Stoke-on Trent which provided a definite market.
The clay was easily transported by tramways, trains, boats and barges.
- Availability of materials
Example - Kimberley Clark, Barrow-in-Furness
Factory is located next to the A590 giving a good transport link to the M6.
Materials are available to produce 120,000 tonnes of tissue per year.
It is on the outskirts of the town which allows room for expansion and parking but also makes it close to a reliable workforce of 400 people from the local area.
Example - Nuffield Health Centre, Barrow-in-Furness
The centre is located on Hollywood Park meaning it is close to the market of workers from BAE, Furness College and the general population of the town. It is also surrounded by other shops which encourages market.
The location is accessible as it is in a central location and provides many parking spaces.
The accessibility also attracts workforce.