If you are looking to relocate or expand your business and are searching for the right site or property, then East Suffolk offers an excellent and varied choice available to rent, lease or buy.
There are lands and premises suitable for most businesses ranging from small starter units, workshops and fully serviced office accommodation to managed workspace, industrial units, warehouses and dedicated innovation business parks.
East Suffolk benefits from Enterprise Zone status with four sites in Lowestoft and Beccles being able to offer financial benefits to businesses relocating to those areas. For example, businesses relocating to the Enterprise Zones can apply for up to three years business rate relief subject to terms and conditions. These sites provide an ideal relocation area for businesses and will unlock future development opportunities both in and around Lowestoft Port for the energy and marine sectors. You will find details of the four sites below.
For further information about relocating to an Enterprise Zone please contact us.
Phoenix Park, South Lowestoft Industrial Estate
Phoenix Business Park was opened in 2018 and includes 17 light industrial workshops. Located to the south of the Industrial Estate and accessed by the A12 via Tower Road, the site has been designated as employment land with expected uses of B1, B2 and B8. Surrounding uses include industrial, retail/trade counters and eateries.
Riverside Road, Lowestoft
Situated within Lowestoft’s inner harbour, located to the South of Lake Lothing, the site can be accessed by the A12 via Waveney Drive and is surrounded by a mixture of residential, retail and office uses. This enterprise zone already accommodates a number of civic uses and is expected to provide further opportunities for office uses. It is should be noted that the site is subject to Third River Crossing project application which may impact any short term development.
Mobbs Way, North Lowestoft
Located in North Lowestoft and accessed by the A146 via Gorleston Road, this site is partially developed with a mixture of light industrial and start-up office accommodation. Mobbs Way represents an ideal location for small to medium sized units with many start-up units already in operation. It is anticipated that the remainder of the site will be developed in the same way whilst also providing relocation opportunities for businesses wanting to remain in the north of the town.
Situated south of Beccles, this site can be accessed by the A146 via Benacre Road. Surrounding uses are primarily light industrial serviced through the Ellough Business Park. The construction of the new Beccles Southern Relief Road has enhanced access and removes commercial traffic away from the town and creates the potential for heavier industry than envisioned in the remaining Lowestoft Enterprise Zones.
Employment Land at PowerPark
Situated at the UK’s most easterly point, PowerPark will provide 24.7 ha of reconfigured employment land, offering excellent port-related facilities and the opportunity to build upon Lowestoft’s international position within the offshore renewables oil and gas industry. PowerPark is already home to a number of offshore related companies including Scottish Power and Renewables, East Anglia Offshore Wind and Sembmarine SLP.
PowerPark is also home to OrbisEnergy which was built by Suffolk County Council in 2008. The building was developed as the premier location for ambitious companies looking to harness the massive opportunities in offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies unfolding in the Southern North Sea. Providing not only first class office accommodation, meeting rooms and conference facilities, OrbisEnergy also offers tenants, visitors and investors access to an unrivalled offshore renewables business network.
The overall vision is to bring together a cluster of energy related uses and activities in the area that make the most of the potential opportunities in the sector. This will maximise the long term contribution of PowerPark to the development of the internationally significant energy sector across the East of England.
For further information on opportunities within PowerPark please contact us.
Port of Felixstowe Logistics Park
A 68-acre Logistics Park.
The Port of Felixstowe Logistics Park offers a total of 1,400,000 sq.ft of build-to-suit distribution warehouses on a 68-acre site within the Port of Felixstowe.
Individual units of between 100,000 and 800,000 sq.ft can be accommodated on a site strategically located adjacent to the UK’s busiest container terminals and largest intermodal rail facility. The Logistics Park also benefits from direct access to the A14 and the strategic road network providing a range of onward distribution options by sea, road or rail.
Warehouses on the Logistics Park will also benefit from the port’s own stringent security, which includes a Port Police Unit, whose officers have the same powers as regular officers within the port and up to one mile beyond it.
To learn more about the opportunities available at the UK’s most exciting logistics park development, contact the port’s real estate team on: 01394 604499.
Invest in Suffolk Property Search
Invest in Suffolk offers a commercial property search facility, as well as highlighting land development opportunities, offices, incubation spaces and the ‘Property of the Week’. It also sets out the advantages that Suffolk has to offer as the ideal choice for new business and investment.
As well as offering advice and support to businesses, Nwes offer some of the very best business premises in East Suffolk. With properties of various sizes in Lowestoft and Leiston, they come with flexible terms, on-site support and facilities for a range of businesses.
Framlingham Technology Centre
Framlingham Technology Centre is a purpose-built business centre offering serviced office and workshop accommodation with on-site facilities including reception, meeting rooms and flexible tenancies.
Old Jet, Rendlesham
The aim of Old Jet is to create an inspiring working environment for professionals working in the creative industries. The Lodge is a creative hub that contains studio and office spaces to rent, as well as hot desking rooms.
For enquiries relating to your property requirements or for information on future sites and land under development, please contact the Economic Development and Regeneration team.