A major milestone was achieved on Thursday 10th October at the Haverhill Research Park, with the opening of the main entrance to the park off the A1307 in Haverhill.
In attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony were John Griffiths, Leader of St Edmundsbury Council, Mark Reeve Chair of Greater Cambridge Peterborough LEP, and Mark Pendlington of New Anglia LEP, all of whom have provided finance for the scheme.
Nic Rumsey, managing director of Carisbrooke Developments, said: "It is very satisfying to complete a key element of the infra-structure with the rest of the park's roads, utilities and landscaping due to be delivered in the coming weeks."
"We couldnât have got this far without the foresight and willingness of St Edmundsbury Council and the two LEPs to back us and we will now be moving ahead with the marketing of the park as a whole."
John Griffiths leader of St Edmundsbury Council added: "The opening of the estate road at Haverhill Research Park brings the project to a major turning point and I congratulate Carisbrooke who has pushed tirelessly to bring the park to fruition. It shows what can be achieved when local government, local enterprise partnerships and the private sector work together."
"We are now at the point where Haverhill can offer a world-class research park facility, at competitive prices, to companies having the comfort of a ready-made workforce, housing, education and healthcare facilities. And of vital importance we are only 17 miles south of the world renowned science and technology hub of Cambridge," he added.
The park will provide a maximum of 450,000 sq ft of office / laboratory / technology space and supporting accommodation for a wide spectrum of companies from start-ups to global players.
Taylor Wimpey has bought a residential development site adjacent to the research park for a 150 unit residential development and Marstons Brewery has also bought a site to develop a family pub. Both projects are starting on site this month.
Proposals are also being worked up by Carisbrooke for an innovation centre, grow on space and bespoke buildings together with a hotel, restaurant and creche.
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Mark Pendlington of New Anglia LEP, John Griffiths, leader of St Edmundsbury Council, Nic Rumsey of developer Carisbrooke.
Image courtesy of Michael Cameron
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