Ipswich-based Jackson Civils lands infrastructure contract for Suffolk Park business area in Bury St Edmunds

An artist's impression of the distribution area of Suffolk Park, on the edge of Bury St Edmunds.

An artist's impression of the distribution area of Suffolk Park, on the edge of Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Jaynic - Credit: Archant

Suffolk-based Jackson Civils has won the main infrastructure contract for the new Suffolk Park business area on the edge of Bury St Edmunds.

Jackson will be responsible for constructing the main estate road ? from Lady Miriam Way to the Sybil Andrew’s School roundabout on Rougham Tower Avenue, the new link road which opened on the September 25 – together with the installation of utilities and earthworks.

Work will start immediately and is due for completion in March 2018. A separate landscaping contract will be let shortly with the total value of the two contracts being more than £3m.

Simon Wilson project director at Jaynic, which is developing the 114-acre business, manufacturing and distribution park, said: “We are delighted to have Jacksons on board.

“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.”

Jaynic has benefited from an innovative agreement with St Edmundsbury Borough Council which has provided a £3m loan facility agreement towards the infrastructure.

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.

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“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.”