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Longwater Junction Improvements Complete

A series of improvements on the A1047 Dereham Road – west of Norwich between Longwater Lane and the A47 – completed to overcome problems of congestion, support access to both housing developments and employment sites.

University of East Anglia Institute of Productivity

£4.461m LEP contribution was approved to develop a regional hub for engineering, technology and management to enable growth and improve productivity.

A140 Hempnall Roundabout

On 16th May, works began on the construction of this new roundabout to reduce congestion and improve safety at the junction.

Ground-breaking Ceremony at Honingham Food Enterprise Park

Unilever and Condimentum, a newly formed consortium of mint and mustard growers in Norfolk, have confirm their long-term partnership with a ground-breaking ceremony on 14 May 2019

Roundhouse Way Transport Interchange in Cringleford Completed

Works, as part of the Norwich Area Transportation Strategy, were completed to provide a new, high quality public transport interchange aimed at reducing journey times by up to 25 minutes for services along the A11 corridor to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, University of East Anglia and Norwich Research..Read More

Great Yarmouth Sea Defences Upgrade Starts

Work began on the improvement of nearly 4km of flood walls as part of the project to better protect the local community and businesses from the risk of tidal flooding.

Honingham Thorpe Food Enterprise Park Works Begin

Work began on delivering key infrastructure to enable the site to be developed and occupied by businesses.

Norfolk & Suffolk Innovation Network

£0.44m LEP contribution was approved to create a Long-Range Wide Area Network across Norfolk and Suffolk to explore and implement Internet-of-Things technology.

Thetford Enterprise Park Access Roundabout Completed

Work completed on the new roundabout on the A1066, creating access to 18 hectares of employment land at the Thetford Enterprise Park.

City College Norwich Digital Technology Factory

£6.098m LEP contribution was approved to construct a tailor-made teaching facility, enabling delivery of interconnected Digital Technology, Engineering and Design Courses.

Suffolk New College Digital & Technology Skills Hub

£1.6m LEP contribution was approved to build tailored workshops and spaces to enhance technology and digital sector training provision and qualifications to meet the needs of employers.

University of Suffolk Digital Skills & Innovation Accelerator

£6.497m LEP investment was approved to support the establishment of specialist laboratories to support ICT education, training and collaboration at Adastral Park.

Wymondham to Hethersett Cycle Pathway Completed

Construction was completed on the cycle way creating a continuous and dedicated off-carriageway cycle/pedestrian facility from Hethersett to Wymondham.

Bacton to Walcott Sand-scaping Contract Signed

On 19th February, North Norfolk District Council signed its construction contract with Team Van Oord, a joint venture partnership between Van Oord UK, Kier Group, Mackley and Royal HaskingDHV, with construction of flood defences planned from May to August 2019.

Dereham & Guardian Road Junction Civil Works Completed

As part of the Norwich Area Transportation Strategy, improvement work was completed to the roundabout to reduce congestion, improve bus reliability and conditions for pedestrians and cyclists; increasing connectivity and access within Norwich.

Focused Call for New Projects Closed

On the 11th of January the LEP closed its call for new capital projects, having received more than fifty applications from across the region.

West Suffolk College Engineering and Technology Centre Refurbishment Begins

Modernisation and refurbishment work began on the Vinten’s building to make the industrial site suitable for education purposes.

Ipswich Cornhill Refurbishment Complete

Remodelling of the Ipswich Cornhill was completed, and all sections of new paving were officially opened to the public on 22nd of November alongside the switching-on of the Christmas lights.

Great Yarmouth Rail Station Forecourt Renovation Complete

Changes to the station forecourt include clearer pedestrian and cycle routes from the station through the Vauxhall Bridge river crossing to the town centre, improved taxi parking, lighting, seating and landscaping. It is hoped the redevelopment will help attract more visitors to the town centre.

Focused Call for New Projects Announced

On 18th of October the LEP announced that £19m was available to a call for new capital projects to boost skills, innovation and productivity in the region.

University Centre Kings Lynn

The centre, which is part of the college of West Anglia, exceeded its target for new learners with a total of 652 being enrolled since its opening in September 2016. The centre was built primarily to offer Higher Education for meeting local and regional needs.

Beccles Southern Relief Road opens

On September 26th, the £5m Beccles Southern Relief Road opened, linking the A145 London Road to Ellough to the south east of the town, providing faster access to Beccles Business Park and the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone.

Work begins on £1.5m Thetford roundabout

On September 25th, work began on a £1.5m roundabout on the A1066 at Thetford, which is set to open up land for the proposed Thetford Enterprise Park to create much needed jobs in the town.

Aviation Academy 1st Anniversary

On August 8th, the International Aviation Academy – Norwich celebrated its 1st Anniversary.

Cefas Groundbreaking

On July 5th, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the construction of the new Cefas Headquarters.

Bury St Edmunds Sustainable Transport Package

The series of transport improvements in the town is now complete.

Snape Maltings Flood Defences

£125k LEP Contribution for Snape Maltings Flood Defences approved.

Great Yarmouth Flood Defences

£8.2m LEP contribution to Great Yarmouth Flood Defences approved.

A140 Improvements

Two projects intended to relieve congestion on the A140 are approved: Hempnall Roundabout (awarded £650,770) and the Eye Airfield Link Road (awarded £1.46m).

Broadland Northway

The Broadland Northway (formerly known as the Norwich Northern Distributor Road) was officially launched on the 11th of April 2018.

Snetterton Employment Area

£2.65m LEP Contribution to upgrade the power infrastructure at the Snetterton Employment area.

Ipswich Cornhill

Construction started to improve Ipswich’s main square.

Cefas Marine Science Hub

£1.4m LEP Contribution to Cefas Marine Science Hub approved.

Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management

£1.08m LEP Contribution to Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Scheme approved.

Great Yarmouth Rail Station Interchange

£2m works started to improve the route from the station into town, starting with improving traffic flow on The Conge.

Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing

Government announced approval of the £120m project.

Broadband Update

Superfast Broadband Coverage – 90% in Suffolk, 88% in Norfolk

Great Yarmouth Transport

£8.8m Great Yarmouth Transport Package Works Started

South Lowestoft Industrial Estate

£2.5m South Lowestoft Industrial Estate Work on Industrial Units Started

Bury Relief Road Complete

£10m Bury St Edmund’s Eastern Relief Road Complete

Beccles Road Works

£5m Beccles Southern Relief Road Works Started

Norwich Area Transport Strategy: City Centre

£7m Norwich Area Transportation Strategy City Centre Package (£7m) – Westlegate / All Saints Green Pedestrian Complete

Lowestoft Flood Scheme

£10m Lowestoft Flood Alleviation Scheme Approved

Felbrigg Junction

£42k Felbrigg Junction Improvement Complete

Aviation Academy Open

£3.3m International Aviation Academy at Norwich (£3.3m) Open

East Coast College

£10m East Coast College Energy Skills & Engineering Centre Approved

Ely Rail Study

£3.3m Ely Area Rail Enhancements Feasibility Study Approved

Sudbury Western Bypass Study

£100k Sudbury Western Bypass Study Completed

Norwich Northern Distributor Road

£10m LEP Contribution to Norwich Northern Distributor Road Awarded

Lynnsport Road Open

£1m Lynnsport Access Road Open