New business estate to be built

WORK has started on a new commercial estate in Ipswich which could eventually produce hundreds of new jobsThe new £20 million Harris Business Estate is on the 19 acre former Harris Bacon Factory site, near to the existing Hadleigh Road industrial estate.

WORK has started on a new commercial estate in Ipswich which could eventually produce hundreds of new jobs

The new £20 million Harris Business Estate is on the 19 acre former Harris Bacon Factory site, near to the existing Hadleigh Road industrial estate.

At its peak of operation the food factory provided work for hundreds of local people and now developer Peter Colby hopes it will again provide a major jobs boost for the area.

He said: “We are about building jobs. “We don't build house and we don't built retail, though there might be some trade counters here.

“We provide somewhere where people who want to create their own business can start up and hopefully grow and employ other people. I have some people with me who have been with me for years. This site might well provide 300 or more jobs eventually.”

He believes that there will be strong demand for premises within the site.

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The 19 acre site will provide 300,000 sq ft of work related buildings and is one the last sites earmarked for industrial warehousing, commercial and manufacturing development with the Ipswich borough boundary.

The new site is being developed by Peter Colby Commercials, which recently acquired the site from EEDA (the East of England Development Agency), and is being marketed by Penn Commercial of Ipswich.

Peter Colby Commercials is the company that developed Lion Barn Industrial Estate in Needham Market 10 years ago.

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