Hot on the heels of the opening of the new Eastern Relief road from Junction 45 of the A14, Jaynic, the developer of the 114-acre business, manufacturing and distribution project at Suffolk Park, Bury St Edmunds has awarded the main infrastructure contract to open up the development to Ipswich-based Jackson Civils. Construction starts in early October and is due for completion in March 2018.
The contract includes earthworks and the creation of the main estate road from Lady Miriam Way to the Sybil Andrew’s School roundabout on Rougham Tower Avenue that opened on the 25th September, as well as the installation of utilities with foul and surface water drainage into the site. A separate landscaping contract will be let shortly. The total cost of the two contracts is more than £3m.
Jaynic Project Director Simon Wilson said: “We are delighted to have Jackson on board. They are regionally based but part of a national group and we chose them because they are very professional and totally understand infrastructure.
“Jaynic’s proactive approach to constructing the spine road so soon after the link to the A14 has been completed brings key infrastructure and servicing into the wider 114-acre site enabling early development of the whole site for a range of uses from 2,000 sq ft to 750,000 sq ft far faster than competing sites in the Region,” he added.
Jaynic has benefited from an innovative agreement with St Edmundsbury Borough Council who provided a £3m loan facility agreement towards the infrastructure.
Cllr John Griffiths, Leader of St Edmundsbury said: “This loan by the Council has helped enable Jaynic to bring forward these vital infrastructure improvements, and are part of our commitment to remove barriers to jobs growth, and bring forward land and services for our existing firms here, as well as attracting new business to the area. We are keen, and are acting, to help deliver a greater level of skills, pay and opportunities for young people as they leave education, in turn enabling greater wealth, prosperity and better living conditions for all of our local residents.”