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INFRASTRUCTURE CONTRACTOR APPOINTED FOR 2.36M SQ FT MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT AT GATEWAY 14, STOWMARKET, SUFFOLK

INFRASTRUCTURE CONTRACTOR APPOINTED FOR 2.36M SQ FT MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT AT GATEWAY 14, STOWMARKET, SUFFOLK

Gateway 14 Ltd, working with its development manager Jaynic, has awarded an infrastructure contract worth £6.4m to Jackson Civil Engineering Ltd. 

 

The infrastructure contract for the 2.36m sq ft mixed-use development project at Gateway 14 adjacent to Junction 50 of the A14 at Stowmarket, Suffolk, includes building of a new main estate road from the roundabout on the A1120, providing direct access into the development, for the residents of The Clamps and will connect into Mill Lane.

 

Other works include the installation of a new toucan pedestrian crossing on the A1120 to the retail development on the opposite side of the road; gas, water and electricity mains, foul and drainage water, footpaths, and cycle lanes, the stopping up of Mill Lane and a bund to the Clamps Farm boundary.  

 

Jason Newman, construction director at Jaynic said “the letting of this infrastructure contract is a significant milestone in our involvement at Gateway 14 and we very much look forward to the progression of these works over the coming months as the business park starts to take shape.”

 

Sir Christopher Haworth, chair, Gateway 14 commented:

“The start of the infrastructure development is an exciting step forward and marks the first significant works on the site.  It will bring together not only the essential utilities but also the accessibility to and around the site to allow the start of construction of the first buildings.”

 

Neil Robinson, Regional Director for Jackson Civil Engineering’s Eastern Division said “Jackson is delighted to have been appointed to deliver the infrastructure on this exciting project. We look forward to once again working alongside Jaynic and to playing a part in developing this major business park in East Anglia.”

 

Jackson’s will start on site at the end of April and is expected to complete the project within 12 months. The development of the infrastructure at Gateway 14 has been registered with the Considerate Constructor Scheme and will be managed carefully to mitigate impact whilst works are underway.

 

 

 

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JAYNIC is an established property company that specialises in promoting land for residential and employment development through the planning process, the implementation of pump-priming infrastructure and development of buildings on a speculative and bespoke basis.

Jaynic has recently been appointed by Mid-Suffolk Council’s development company as joint venture partner on its Gateway 14 site with potential for 2m sq ft of business, warehousing and high-tech innovation space on the A14 at Stowmarket.

Jaynic’s Suffolk Park major employment site in Bury St Edmunds, is now well established. Global flavour and fragrance solutions company Treatt plc recently moved into the 112,000 sq ft first phase of its HQ there. Also, logistics companies are locating on the park with Unipart taking  a 206,000 sq ft warehouse and an 870,000 sq ft warehouse is being built for Belgian logistics group Weerts as its first location in the UK. This follows on from garden furniture import company M H Star taking a 105,000 sq ft warehouse in 2020.

Jaynic has developed the EpiCentre innovation centre for young entrepreneurial and biotech companies on its Haverhill Research Park and is working on a further 1.75m sq ft business park at the former RAF airfield in Shepherd’s Grove near Stanton, Suffolk.

On the residential side, acting on behalf of a landowner, it won a planning consent for a 125 unit residential scheme with 30% affordable housing at Red Lodge on the A14 and sold the site to Barratt Eastern Counties.

Its development activity over the last 25 years has been predominantly focused on East Anglia with schemes in the early years including Cambridge Research Park, Buckingway Business Park at Swavesey, the University of Essex’s, Knowledge Gateway, and Haverhill Business Park.