Construction work at a new eight-acre warehouse site near Ipswich is "progressing well", developers have said.

Work to construct Trebor Developments’ warehouse at Eastern Gateway, on the outskirts of the town, began in September with hope that the first units on the site will be available from May 2024 for industrial and logistics use.  

The development led by Trebor Developments and Hillwood, working with contractors Magrock Ltd, is set to create about 300 new jobs for the local area, in addition to the construction jobs building the new units. 

When finished the site will comprise five units, ranging in size from 12,905 to 52,250 sq ft.

A spokesman for Savills, which marketed the sale of the land, said: "The units are being built speculatively by national property developer Trebor and will offer much needed accommodation to local occupier requirements when complete, in an area that remains undersupplied with good quality new build space."

It was announced earlier this month that community leaders will discuss proposals to sell off more land at the site, which is just off junction 54 of the A14 at Sproughton

If approved and a sale is finalised for plot 9 at Eastern Gateway, it will mean almost 70% of the developable space will have been sold to the private market.

Speaking previously, Ipswich Borough Council leader Neil MacDonald said: "Eastern Gateway is a development that is attracting new business into the local area, to boost the economy and create more jobs. 

Ipswich Star: Neil MacDonald, Ipswich Borough Council leaderNeil MacDonald, Ipswich Borough Council leader (Image: Warren Page/Ipswich Council)

"From the initial masterplan in 2016, the first land sale in 2018, and progression into further phases of the project over time, I am really pleased to see Eastern Gateway take the next steps towards our goal of redeveloping this brownfield site to create new employment opportunities."