The next phase of Suffolk Business Park is underway and The Churchmanor Estates Company plc, the developer of Suffolk Business Park, have submitted a detailed planning application to West Suffolk Council for the first phase of a Leisure Quarter on the 57 acre Business Park.

This new and exciting scheme for Zone 2 of the Park is designed in keeping with the high quality design and landscaping of the rest of Suffolk Business Park and, if granted, will be home to a 3,832 sqft McDonalds and 1,872 sqft for a coffee operator. The two restaurants between them will generate in the region of 135 new full and part time jobs for local people.

Matt Cloke, Development Director at Churchmanor said “We are very pleased to be bringing forward this phase of the development of the Suffolk Business Park restaurant and leisure quarter. It will not only serve the occupiers of the Business Park but will also enable residents of Bury St. Edmunds to be able to locally access these iconic brands in a drive thru format for the first time.”

A spokesperson from McDonalds said ““We are really excited to be progressing with this application and believe a new McDonald’s restaurant would bring significant investment to the local community of Bury St Edmunds, as well as create at least 120 new jobs.”

The application has now been submitted to West Suffolk Council, who expected to determine it over the coming months.

Emma Proctor King, Head of Communications at Churchmanor said “Suffolk Business Park is an exciting new gateway development at junction 45 of the A14 in Bury St Edmunds. The Park provides the opportunity for the development new highly strategically located employment units of a variety of sizes, and benefits from major infrastructure improvements including the new Eastern Relief Road.”