Suffolk Business Park

Suffolk Business Park



Site area 464,330 sqm
Building Area: 2 million Sqft


Master planning, Planning


Outline Planning consent for the redevelopment of up to 2 million sq ft on the site for employment use (primarily use classes B1 and B8 with ancillary classes B2, and a mix of ancillary uses comprising A3, C1, D1, D2 and appropriate sui generis employment uses).

Following outline planning consent, PRC successfully achieved reserved matters planning consent for two southern plots.

The plots have been designed on a spec basis and will total 353,716 sq ft of B8 employment space.

The site forms part of the allocated Suffolk Business Park extension site and is located on the eastern side of Bury St Edmunds.

The employment allocation has direct access to the A14 Trunk road via the new Eastern Relief Road, which links the area to the east coast ports, to the Midlands and to the south east via the M11 and Stansted and Norwich airports.  The application site comprises 46.73 hectares (115.5 acres) of allocated employment land at the western half of the Suffolk Business Park extension land area.

Design Principles


Develop a high quality employment site to secure the future growth of Bury St Edmunds and the Suffolk Park creating a range of employment opportunities and building sizes


Create an attractive and legible layout  with high quality buildings and features to create a unique sense of place


Create a highly permeable site layout with a new estate road linking the Eastern Relief Road and Lady Miriam Way through the site with additional plot access roads branching off this.  Additional cycle routes and footpaths will connect the site with the current network surrounding the site


Establish a strong landscape and ecological framework across the site with buildings set within boundaries of native tree planting and ornamental estate planning.


Establish flexible building plots within a high quality employment environment, improved biodiversity and use of drainage swales together with low carbon technologies to create an exemplar site.