Matthew Hancock MP launches work on Newmarket Business Park development

The ground-breaking ceremony at Newmarket Business Park, attended by Allan Carr of Parkway Construc

The ground-breaking ceremony at Newmarket Business Park, attended by Allan Carr of Parkway Construction MK, Philip Woolner of Cheffins, Matt Vicarage of Parkway Construction MK, Matthew Hancock MP, Daniel Hopes of Hamilton Land, Mike Gregory of CS2 and James Bell of Parkway Construction MK. Picture: Cheffins - Credit: Archant

Matthew Hancock, West Suffolk MP and Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. has performed a traditional ground-breaking ceremony to mark the official start of work on the latest development at the Newmarket Business Park.

Also at the event were representatives from firms involved in the project including developer Hamilton Land, contractor Parkway Construction, agent Cheffins and chartered surveyors CS2.

The Spanish-owned Cosentino Group, which produces and distributes innovation high-value surfaces for the worlds of design and architecture, has agreed a 15-year pre-let deal for a 32,300sq ft unit which will serve as a regional distribution hub for the East and South East of England.

Alongside this development, Hamilton Land is also having a 22,500sq ft unit constructed on a speculative basis, due for completion in September and available freehold or leasehold.

Other businesses based at the park include Taylor Wimpey, Ridgeons, Howdens, Plumb/Parts Centers, Idexx Corporation, Countrywide Farmers and Smiths News.

The units are located on St Leger Drive directly off Oaks Drive, which links on to the Fordham Road. The Studlands Retail Park, which includes Tesco, Bunnings, Asda, Halfords, Pets at Home and Carpet Right stores, is within short walking distance, with Newmarket’s town centre about 1.5 miles away.