13.12.2023 | Logistics

Developer seeks go-ahead for 70-acre Ipswich business park

Churchmanor Estates have submitted an outline planning application for a new Business Park of approximately 70 acres on a site to the southeast of junction 58 of the A14, at the Seven Hills interchange of the A12 and A14 in Ipswich. 

The site is allocated in the 2020 East Suffolk Local Plan, and the planning application has been made following 5 years of engagement with the Local Authority, surrounding Parish Councils, and local stakeholders.

The proposed scheme, known as Seven Hills Business Park, is for a high-quality landscaped business park, allowing for a total of about 88,000 sqm of offices, industrial and warehouse uses, along with park facilities to support the development, a new junction on Felixstowe Road, and improvements to public transport, cycling, and pedestrian facilities.

The masterplan for the development creates a sustainable new business park destination enhancing and developing the existing tree belts and perimeter landscaping to increase biodiversity. Green infrastructure and spaces are to be provided throughout the Business Park alongside carefully designed buildings in a range of sizes to create an exceptionally high-quality environment to serve local, national, and international businesses.

Churchmanor has a long-standing track record for building successful business parks in the region, including Colchester Business Park, Chelmsford Business Park, and Suffolk Business Park.

Matt Cloke, Development Director at Churchmanor, comments, “We are very pleased to have submitted a planning application which we believe will provide the opportunity for the development of a new and highly strategically located business park. This site will create an exciting and much-needed new employment destination to support growth in the East Suffolk area and promote new business opportunities”

Alistair Mitchell, Fenn Wright said, “Fenn Wright represents the land owners, the Orwell Settlement Trustees and are working closely with Churchmanor in progressing the application, which we are confident will be well received.”

Image: CGI of Suffolk Business Park, credit Churchmanor Estate.