11th March 2019

Suffolk Park sponsors Bury Free Press Awards 2019

Suffolk Park, Bury St Edmunds is delighted to be supporting, as lead sponsor, the Bury Free Press Business Awards 2019 that recognise and reward the best businesses throughout West Suffolk.

Ben Oughton, Development director of Jaynic the developer of Suffolk Park, says: “Our aim is to provide first-class working environments for businesses from Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding region that enable them to thrive and grow and to be ideal candidates for awards such as these.”

Suffolk Park is the only major allocated employment site in Bury St Edmunds with outline planning consent for up to 2 million sq ft (185,806 sq m) of business, manufacturing and warehouse space.

The park is fully serviced with all utilities, main estate roads and landscaping installed, and has already attracted two major local companies who have acquired sites. Jaynic is going to develop a 112,000 sq ft new global HQ for Treatt plc with the potential for expansion to 200,000 sq ft. While Sealey, one of the largest suppliers of garage and workshop equipment in the UK, has secured 7.5 acres for future expansion.

Occupiers large and small have the opportunity to locate onto Suffolk Park. Two major warehouse units of 147,636 sq ft and 206,866 sq ft respectively have recently been completed that are ideal for larger logistics operators that want to be adjacent to the A14 with its links between the port of Felixstowe and the UK motorway system. Plans are also being considered to develop a range of starter and larger units that are ideal for expanding companies in the area.

A further advantage of Suffolk Park is that 37-acres are within New Anglia’s Enterprise Zone. Qualifying occupiers can obtain up to £55,000 per annum of business rates relief for five years totalling £275,000.

The development is part of a broader multi-partner initiative with West Suffolk Council and housebuilder Taylor Wimpey to support a range of new and existing businesses in the Bury St Edmunds area and to continue to create jobs and prosperity.

Councillor Griffiths, Leader of West Suffolk Council, says: “The activity at Suffolk Park is helping to create new jobs and new opportunities for our residents and continues to ensure that West Suffolk remains a great place both to live and to work.”

We wish the very best of luck to all those entering the awards in the various categories.