Suffolk Park

  • Client
  • Value
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    27 months
The use of local subcontractors and carbon cutting measures were features of this infrastructure projectfor Suffolk Park – a new 116-acre business park located on the A14 corridor at Bury St Edmunds.
The Jackson team constructed a number of link roads, a cycle path and footway to provide access to the park and business units, anticipated to total up to 750,000 sq ft in size.

Nearby roads were also upgraded, new street lighting was installed and verges converted to cycle paths.

Carbon reduction

The team achieved a carbon reduction of 18kg/t in this scheme by using ‘Foambase’ for surfacing the footpaths. The product is made up of 94% recycled materials and doesn’t need asphalt plant to pour or set.

The works also incorporated reinforcement of an Anglian Water mains pipe to the park and the expansion of the fibre network, delivering super-fast broadband to businesses.

Local suppliers

Jackson used local suppliers for the construction. Through effective planning and local stakeholder engagement, the team were able to re-surface and bring nearby roads Lady Miriam Way and Kempson Way up to Suffolk County Council standards without working night shifts or causing major disruption to businesses adjacent to the working area.

‘Works were completed to a high standard within the agreed programme and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Jacksons on our upcoming schemes.’

Collaborative supply chain

Prolonged snow and other poor weather threatened to delay the project significantly due to earthworks conditions. But our specialist supply chain partner Tom Blackwell helped stabilise all earthworks, preventing any extension of the programme and ensuring we completed the scheme on time.

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