07.12.2011

PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED FOR £100 MILLION HAVERHILL RESEARCH PARK PROJECT

Carisbrooke Investments has won planning consent for the £100 million Haverhill Research Park in Haverhill, Suffolk comprising 450,000 square foot of research and business space, 150 new homes, a hotel, restaurant and day nursery.
 
Planning consent was granted by St Edmundsbury Borough Council following the adoption of a masterplan and period of extensive public consultation earlier in the year.
 
Nic Rumsey, Director of Carisbrooke Investments, commented: “The planning consent marks an important milestone in the project and moves plans forward for this comprehensive development. We have worked closely with St Edmundsbury Borough Council who have been very supportive in backing our vision for the site and are delighted to see the application’s approved.  We will, of course, continue to work closely with the council in order to bring the vision to reality.
 
“Ultimately, this plan will make a significant contribution to the long term growth of the local economy and provide Haverhill with a landmark office and research park home to talented businesses” added Rumsey.  “The scheme will generate approximately 1,000 new jobs, attract inward investment into Haverhill and also help meet local housing needs.” 
 
Haverhill Research Park is well located approximately 17 miles south of Cambridge.  It is less than 10 miles from the A11 Cluster which incorporates Addenbrookes, Babraham Research Campus, Granta Park, Chesterford Research Park and the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus.  The park taps into the region’s excellent transport infrastructure with fast and easy access to Junction 9 of the M11 as well as the A11 and A14. 
 
Initial site preparation works will start early in 2012.  Details of the scheme can be found by visiting www.haverhillresearchpark.com.
 
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For further information, please contact:
James Carnegie
Aylwin Communications Ltd
Tel: 0207 553 9330
 
Notes to Editors
  • Carisbrooke Investments is a London based property development and investment business, which has a range of interests in the East Anglia area
  • Carisbrooke Investments was responsible for the development of the successful Haverhill Business Park on the edge of the town
  • The land at Hanchett End was identified by St Edmundsbury Borough Council as a strategic employment site within its Replacement Local Plan
  • Following agreement of a Concept Statement for the site in 2009, Carisbrooke undertook consultation over its proposed masterplan early this year.
  • The final masterplan was adopted by St Edmundsbury Borough Council in April 2011