Development Opportunities in the East

A new longterm economic strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk is driving a higher growth, higher value economy, with 88,000 new jobs and 30,000 new businesses by 2036. In real terms the net impact will realise a £17.5 billion boost to our local economy.

There are a range of attractive investment opportunities on offer across Norfolk and Suffolk, in particular those focused on our priority areas around the major urban growth centres and growth corridors.

Over £350 million of government funding has been secured and is being invested in the region (to 2021) offering new and emerging investment and development prospects. Around £260 million of private sector investment has also been unlocked.

Not only are there a range of major commercial development sites on offer, including those within our Enterprise Zones, but a growing number of residential development opportunities as well.  Around 19,000 new homes have  been built over the past 4 years and demand outstrips supply as our population of over 1.6 million  continues to grow.

The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership works in close partnership with Government and industry partners to support and attract new investment. We are keen to engage with developers and investors to discuss our current and emerging investment opportunities, some of which are highlighted on the map below:

 

The East Map
Beeston Park, Norwich Broadland Business Park and Brook Farm, Norwich Broadland Gate, Norwich Browick Interchange, Wymondham Chilton Woods, Sudbury Rear of Norwich City Hall Redevelopment, Norwich The Food Enterprise Park, Norwich Futura Park, Ipswich Great Yarmouth Energy Park, Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth Golden Mile Seafront, Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth Town Centre, Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth Waterfront, Great Yarmouth Haverhill Business Park, Haverhill Haverhill Research Park, Haverhill Hethel, Wymondham Kings Warren, Red Lodge Longwater, Norwich Gateway 14, Stowemarket Morston Point, King's Lynn Nar Ouse Enterprise Zone, King's Lynn Nelson Quay, King's Lynn Norwich Airport Industrial Estate, Norwich Norwich Research Park, Norwich Phoenix Enterprise Park, Lowestoft Princes Street, Ipswich Snetterton Heath, Snetterton Suffolk Business Park, Bury St Edmunds Thetford Enterprise Park, Thetford Sproughton Enterprise Park, Ipswich Egmere Business Zone, Wells-next-the-sea Scottow Enterprise Park, Coltishall Waterfront Island, Ipswich Beacon Park, Great Yarmouth South Denes, Great Yarmouth Ellough Business Park, Lowestoft Mobbs Way, Lowestoft Riverside Road, Lowestoft South Lowestoft Industrial Estate, Lowestoft

Beeston Park, Norwich

A variety of investment opportunities available.

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Contact: Stephen Scowen
stephen.scowen@broadland.gov.uk
01603 430125

Broadland Business Park and Brook Farm, Norwich

Outline planning permission has been granted for a mixed use development opportunity

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Contact: Stephen Scowen
stephen.scowen@broadland.gov.uk
01603 430125

Broadland Gate, Norwich

Outline planning permission has been granted for a business park.

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Contact: Stephen Scowen
stephen.scowen@broadland.gov.uk
01603 430125

Browick Interchange, Wymondham

Newly constructed design and build opportunities from 929sqm upwards, on either a freehold or leasehold basis.

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Contact: Nina Cunningham
ncunningham@s-norfolk.gov.uk
01508 533745

Chilton Woods, Sudbury

Outline planning permission has been granted for a residential-led mixed use scheme.

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Contact: Sue McKinley
sue.mckinley@concertus.co.uk
Tel: 01473 316600
chilton.woods@suffolk.gov.uk

Rear of Norwich City Hall Redevelopment, Norwich

Office or hotel development with some retail and access from St Giles Street.

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Contact: Dave Moorcroft
01603 212225
davidmoorcroft@norwich.gov.uk

The Food Enterprise Park, Norwich

Local Development Order has now been adopted on a 19ha site for up to 50,000sqm of floor space.

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Contact: Stephen Scowen
stephen.scowen@broadland.gov.uk
01603 430125

Futura Park, Ipswich

With Enterprise Zone status, the site benefits from outline planning permission for B1, B2 and B8 uses. Serviced development parcels are ready immediately.

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Contact: Michelle Gordon
michelle.gordon@ipswich.gov.uk
01473 432922

Great Yarmouth Energy Park, Great Yarmouth

The Energy Park seeks to redevelop ageing industrial/warehousing stock to serve demand in the offshore energy sector.

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Contact: David Glason
david.glason@great-yarmouth.gov.uk
01493 846643

Great Yarmouth Golden Mile Seafront, Great Yarmouth

The council is willing to invest in this prime seafront site, and offers a supportive planning environment.

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Contact David Glason
david.glason@great-yarmouth.gov.uk
01493 846643

Great Yarmouth Town Centre, Great Yarmouth

Two immediate major opportunities:
1 The Conge; road link between the town centre and the railway station.
2 The King Street area; invest in a leisure-led development in the heart of the town centre.

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Contact: David Glason
david.glason@great-yarmouth.gov.uk
01493 846643

Great Yarmouth Waterfront, Great Yarmouth

To deliver a blend of new homes, employment and retail opportunities on prime riverside locations. Up to 40ha of predominantly brownfield riverside frontage with proposals for a new development to provide 1,000 new homes.

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Contact: David Glason
david.glason@great-yarmouth.gov.uk
01493 846643

Haverhill Business Park, Haverhill

Offers premium build-to-suit opportunities from 230- 21,200sqm on a leasehold or freehold basis.

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Contact: economic.development@westsuffolk.gov.uk
01284 757114

Haverhill Research Park, Haverhill

Offers newly constructed design and build opportunities from 1,000sqm up to 21,200 sqm on a freehold and/or leasehold basis.

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Contact: economic.development@westsuffolk.gov.uk
01284 757114

Hethel, Wymondham

The site offers commercial investment opportunity on allocated employment land in the South Norfolk area.

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Contact: Nina Cunningham
ncunningham@s-norfolk.gov.uk
01508 533745

Kings Warren, Red Lodge

Offers the opportunity for business to locate on high quality business premises with B1 and B2 use.

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Contact: economic.development@westsuffolk.gov.uk
01284 757114

Longwater, Norwich

Offers a commercial investment opportunity on allocated employment land in the South Norfolk area for retail, leisure and commercial.

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Contact: Nina Cunningham
ncunningham@s-norfolk.gov.uk
01508 533745

Gateway 14, Stowemarket

Has outline planning consent, establishing the principle for employment development, there is potential to accommodate over 1 million sq. ft. of logistics, warehousing advanced manufacturing and business space.

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Contact: Emily Atack
01449 724856
John Allan
john.allan@gva.co.uk

Morston Point, King's Lynn

Leasehold and freehold design and build packages on offer.

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Contact: Mark Burton FRICS
01277 201300
mark@massandco.com

Nar Ouse Enterprise Zone, King's Lynn

Seeking freehold or leasehold commercial investors, but open to suggestions or proposals.

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Contact: Ostap Paparega
ostap.paparega@west-norfolk.gov.uk
01553 616890

Nelson Quay, King's Lynn

Seeking joint-venture partner, but open to suggestions / proposals. Also, would consider a land sale to potential developer.

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Contact: Ostap Paparega
ostap.paparega@west-norfolk.gov.uk
01553 616890

Norwich Airport Industrial Estate, Norwich

Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council are seeking a Joint Venture partner to appoint as Asset Manager.

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Contact: David Moorcroft
01603 212225
davidmoorcroft@norwich.gov.uk

Norwich Research Park, Norwich

The 25ha Enterprise Zone site (zones 1-4) offers design and build opportunities and single use sites ranging from circa 0.2ha up to circa 6.95ha on leasehold in Zones 1 & 2, freehold and leasehold in Zone 3 & 4.

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Contact: Nina Cunningham
ncunningham@s-norfolk.gov.uk
01508 533745

Phoenix Enterprise Park, Lowestoft

Phase 1 & 2 – a mix of seven small starter units, three medium units and six large units – will be ready for occupation in March 2018. Phase 3 is expected to be a similar mix of sized units.

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Contact: Mike Younger
01493 853853 / 07940 254717
mike.younger@aldreds.co.uk

Princes Street, Ipswich

Permission has been given for construction of an office building (B1). The pans detail an office building of 5 storeys plus roof top plant.

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Contact: Michelle Gordon
michelle.gordon@ipswich.gov.uk
01473 432922

For more information on Enterprise Zones please contact:
Eunice.edwards@newanglia.co.uk
01603 510084

Snetterton Heath, Snetterton

Opportunities for land purchase, leasehold, ‘design and build’ and Joint Venture options. The estimated investment opportunities is circa. £224m.

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Contact: Robert Campbell
robert.campbell@breckland.gov.uk
01362 656808

Suffolk Business Park, Bury St Edmunds

Newly constructed design and build opportunities from 5,000 to 750,000 sq ft, on a freehold and/or leasehold basis.

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Contact: economic.development@westsuffolk.gov.uk
01284 757114

Thetford Enterprise Park, Thetford

There are opportunities for land purchases, leases and joint ventures which will create a major technology focused enterprise park. The total investment value is circa. £50m

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Contact: Robert Campbell
robert.campbell@breckland.gov.uk
01362 656808

Sproughton Enterprise Park, Ipswich

Particularly suitable for logistic and distribution uses. However, consideration for other office or industrial uses, together with limited complemental uses for both the park and the surrounding area, such as retail and a hotel. In total, the site has the capacity to accommodate up to 100,250sqm of commercial development, together with an 80-bed hotel.

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Contact: Chris Bull
Christopher.bull@ipswich.gov.uk
01473 432209

Egmere Business Zone, Wells-next-the-sea

7.4ha site has been established to support investment associated with the growing offshore renewables sector off the North Norfolk Coast.

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Scottow Enterprise Park, Coltishall

12.4ha Ex-RAF site providing a unique offering for grow on space, private high voltage renewable energy network. Tenants onsite and growth underway.

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Waterfront Island, Ipswich

The Island site offers key regeneration opportunities. The enterprise zone forms 2ha of the 6ha island site. The site has great potential for redevelopment.

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Beacon Park, Great Yarmouth

16.7ha site in a super location. The government have approved extension of the existing Enterprise Zone site, which will mean space for an additional 30 businesses.

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South Denes, Great Yarmouth

58.8ha site features land ripe for development and for storage and laydown.

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Ellough Business Park, Lowestoft

The site offers 17ha of space for design-and-build industrial / warehouse units with a wide range of opportunities.

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Mobbs Way, Lowestoft

4.7ha site is already proving popular with growing companies. The site provides both design-and-build opportunities and range of ready-built offices, workshops and light industrial units.

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Riverside Road, Lowestoft

The 4.5ha site has been developed for two iconic buildings. Future development proposals include a potential second phase development by Essex and Suffolk Water.

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South Lowestoft Industrial Estate, Lowestoft

20ha site offers extensive design-and-build opportunities as well as a range of ready built units.

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Key facts about our region

  • The home of two of the largest multi-site Enterprise Zones in the country with a total development area of over 250 hectares
  • The home of the UK’s largest container port at Felixstowe, handling around 40% of the UK’s container trade
  • The home of the UK’s All Energy Coast, contributing £35 billion to UK plc across offshore renewables, oil, gas, nuclear, solar and a range of alternative energy technologies
  • The home of the Cambridge-Norwich Tech Corridor, with a £27 billion economy and science and research jobs increasing by 40% in 8 years
  • The home of BT’s Global Research and Development HQ and 100+ tech businesses near Ipswich, creating £750 million of GVA
  • The home of Lotus Cars at Hethel, one of world’s best loved specialist sports car brands
  • The home of the University of East Anglia, Norwich University of the Arts and the University of Suffolk
  • The home of British Horse Racing at Newmarket, with an annual £240 million of economic impact
  • The home of fast growth urban centres including Ipswich and Norwich, listed in the top five fastest growing city economies in the UK in the 2018 UK Powerhouse Study
  • The home of Norwich International Airport, connecting to 322 global destinations, via Amsterdam-Schiphol, just a 55 minute flight away