Jaynic has announced that a planning application has been submitted for a 2.45 million sq ft business, warehouse and industrial space at the Gateway 14 site in Stowmarket, Suffolk that will bring hundreds of jobs to the town by the first quarter of 2022.
The landmark development is strategically located in a prime position along the A14, perfectly situated for logistics and manufacturing. The A14 provides access to Ipswich and Felixstowe, as well as the A12 and the wider national motorway network.
The application follows a public consultation exercise last Autumn and is a hybrid-application comprising details for infrastructure and landscaping and outline for the plots. The indicative masterplan shows a sample layout for 2.45m sq ft of buildings.
New facilities will be available on a “bespoke or speculative basis” which contributes to the “ideal location” for R&D, logistics and manufacturing users. The mixed-use park will comprise high-specification space for a wide range of uses, with potential to build E(g) B2, B units. Additional incentives also include business rates relief of up to £275,000 over five years.
The scheme will feature “high-quality” landscaping meeting the requirement for a biodiversity net gain of 10%. There will be an enhanced biodiversity zone, to retain the site’s thriving ecology whilst creating a vibrant, attractive, and healthy working environment for employees.
Jaynic said it was hoping to appoint contractors to go on site in June upon grant of planning consent to construct the estate road infrastructure, services and landscaping.
Sir Christopher Haworth, chairman of Gateway 14 Ltd said: “This is an important moment for Gateway 14 and Stowmarket. It is a big step forward in the delivery of jobs for the area and will bring huge benefit from the very significant investment that these new buildings will deliver, from a range of occupiers.
“I hope that these proposals will be fully supported by the local community.”