The Aztec West Centre, originally opened by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1989, is strategically located within Bristol's premier out of town business park with easy access to the city and major regional transport hubs. As well as having three lakes, the landscaped park is home to over 100 companies with 7,000 employees working in a range of sectors, from financial and legal services, electronics, construction and engineering to government agencies. It also has a number of warehouse/factory units, a hotel and a central retail area. Bristol is often cited as the most competitive and productive economy of any large English city outside of London. The city is renowned for its excellence in knowledge-intensive and creative industries, particularly aerospace, defence, media, financial services and information technology.