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Suffolk Park, on the A14 at Bury St Edmunds is one of the largest business, distribution and manufacturing development sites in East Anglia, providing a relocation opportunity for companies of all sizes.

There is little or no supply of top quality space in the region that is currently available which makes Suffolk Park the ideal location for expanding East Anglian companies with the added benefit that 37-acres are within the Cambridge Compass enterprise zone.

Qualifying occupiers can obtain up to £55,000 pa of business rates relief for five years totalling £275,000.

And developer Jaynic has just put in a detailed planning application for two units - 205,000 sq ft and 150,000 sq ft  - of light industrial and warehouse space, meaning that companies could have their own dedicated buildings within 12 months by the third quarter of 2018.

Already local company Treatt has bought 10 acres within the enterprise zone to create a new 200,000 sq ft global headquarters.

Earlier this year Jaynic obtained outline consent for up to 2m sq ft on the 114-acre site and it has just awarded a construction contract to build the infrastructure for the whole project.

Jaynic’s Project Director, Simon Wilson, says: “The enterprise zone designation is a major plus for Suffolk Park and a great incentive for expanding companies in the region to consider.

“Suffolk Park is currently the only major allocated employment site in Bury St Edmunds with planning consent. Occupiers requirements for buildings in a range of sizes from 2,000 sq ft up to 750,000 sq ft, in a single building, can be accommodated within 12-15 months from now.”

A further attraction is the £10m invested by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership to create the Eastern Relief Road which has just opened and gives Suffolk Park direct access onto Junction 45 of the A14 linking the project to the port of Felixstowe,Cambridge, the M11 and the UK motorway system.

The adopted masterplan for Suffolk Park provides for a high quality, well landscaped business park with careful consideration given to building design and outside storage.  The existing landscape features, including the principal trees and hedgerows will be substantially retained and within the development plots planting will be used to soften the frontages and provide enclosure for parking areas.

Housing and education infrastructure is well provided adjacent to the park. Taylor Wimpey’s 500-home Moreton Hall scheme is being developed in parallel and the new Sybil Andrews Academy School opposite has just opened with its Skyliner Sports Centre which offers discounts to corporate occupiers.

The development is part of a multi-partner initiative to support a range of new and existing businesses in the popular Bury St Edmunds area and to continue to create jobs and prosperity. It is envisioned that the development will have a mix of businesses.

Jaynic has appointed Bury St Edmunds based Hazells Chartered Surveyors as agents for the scheme and interested parties should contact either Jonathan Lloyd or Richard Pyatt on 01284 702626. Savills London’s logistics department are working alongside Hazells on the potential logistics development. John Madocks Wright can be contacted on 0207 4098151. For further information  www.suffolk-park.uk