7th January 2020

Aldi store, retail kiosks and innovation centre proposals unveiled for Suffolk Park

Developer Jaynic and Aldi reveal plans to bring a new Aldi store, innovation centre and retail kiosks to Suffolk Park, Bury St Edmunds.

Developer Jaynic and Aldi have announced exciting plans to develop a new Aldi supermarket, innovation centre and retail kiosks.

These will provide sustainable facilities for both Suffolk Park, the adjoining commercial occupiers, and the nearby residential areas, reducing traffic congestion that results from shoppers needing to go to other parts of town for their food provisions.

Jaynic, that has a regional office in Bury St Edmunds has a strong track record of delivering employment and business developments in the region, will work in partnership with Aldi to bring forward new mixed-use proposals on the rapidly expanding Suffolk Park. The new supermarket will be Aldi’s second in the town and will trade alongside their existing popular store at Millennium Way.

The plans would see the creation of a state-of-the-art innovation centre, which would provide space for entrepreneurs and local businesses to expand. The innovation centre will complement the wider ambitions for Suffolk Park to become a hub for business and employment in the future. The project partners estimate that the proposals could create the potential for up to 200 new local jobs.

Roland Stanley, Property Director at Aldi, said: “Since Aldi first opened in Bury St Edmunds over 10 years ago, our store on Millennium Way has become extremely popular, and many of our customers are already travelling across town to shop at Aldi. A new store will be more convenient to those people, as well as easing congestion at the existing store. A number of our stores in East Anglia already trade successfully next to business parks and are a valuable amenity for those businesses and their staff. We are delighted to be working with  Jaynic and to be a part of this exciting next phase of development at Suffolk Park.”

Ben Oughton, Development Director at Jaynic, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Aldi, and our plans for a new innovation centre at Suffolk Park, which will create a high-quality space for local businesses to expand. We’re passionate about delivering enterprise opportunities for East Anglia and these mixed-use proposals demonstrate that commitment at Suffolk Park.”

The announcement follows news last summer that Jaynic has  let its 147,000 sq ft logistics warehouse on Suffolk Park to Unipart acting as the provider for the NHS Supply Chain .

Jaynic has already started development of a 112,000 sq ft facility for Treatt plc representing the first phase of its new global HQ. Treatt is a global ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the flavor, fragrance and consumer goods markets.

Additionally, another local company Sealey has bought 7.5 acres at Suffolk Park for further expansion and Jaynic has completed terms with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) for a new 26,000 sq ft Make Ready facility.

Because of this success Jaynic has submitted a detailed planning application to West Suffolk Council for a further 367,000 sq ft of warehouse units.

More information about the upcoming planning application is expected to be released in the near future.