The Churchmanor Estates Company plc have submitted a planning application for a new circa 45,000m2 warehouse for Belgian logistics company Weerts Group at Suffolk Business Park to West Suffolk Council.

The development will be for Zone 4 of the Park.

Matt Cloke, Development Director at Churchmanor comments “We are very pleased to be able to submit a planning application for the next phase of development at Suffolk Business Park. The building is proposed on a site which has been allocated for employment development in the Local Plan, and subject to planning permission being granted, construction of the proposed building will commence in 2023. This represents additional investment in Bury St. Edmunds by Weerts Group and their customers, and is expected to create approximately 340 further new jobs.”

Weerts Group is headquartered in Liège, Belgium and has operations in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Hungary and Romania. Its General Logistics Services division offers its clients comprehensive solutions for warehousing, transport and value-add logistics services, with a strong focus on innovative solutions and engaging in continuous improvement projects with its clients.

Roger Kusters, Vice President of Sales for Weerts commented “Following our existing investment in Bury St. Edmunds of building SP870 at Suffolk Park, we wanted to make a further investment in the town, and are very pleased to be taking additional premises of 45,456m2 at Suffolk Business Park to further serve our customers. The building is designed to be flexible in use and has been designed to be as sustainable as possible, with significant on site energy generation from photovoltaic panels, and low energy technologies within the development.”

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.