Planning Application approved for Business Park near Wymondham

Lanpro/ProWorks/Saul D Humphrey LLP

A Full Planning Application has been unanimously approved by South Norfolk Council for a new Business Park near Wymondham. The project is planned by the Goff Group. The new Park will be based at Goff’s premises near the existing Hethel Engineering Centre, Norwich. The submission follows an on-line consultation which attracted interest from over 20,000 people and received over-whelming support.

William Goff said: “the Norwich Energy Innovation Park will create flexible space for workshops and offices for the employment of over three hundred people in modern, energy efficient and low carbon surroundings. This development marks a significant step forward in the company’s ongoing plans to diversify the business and continue the drive towards more sustainable growth. The new Norwich Energy Innovation Park is located just over a mile from the hugely successful Hethel Engineering Centre and will provide much needed grow-on space for ambitious businesses and new ventures. This really is a huge investment in the potential of Norfolk as a business centre as well as for our business”

A collaboration has been formed with the Hethel Innovation in developing the project. Goff are working with Hethel Innovation to explore operational models and the possibility of Hethel Innovation managing the centre after completion.

Alice Reeve, Chief Executive of Hethel Innovation, said: “we are excited that more, much needed, flexible commercial space will be delivered to businesses who can create high-value jobs – which is needed even more than ever given the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are working closely with Goff on this development and look forward to it opening in the near future.”

Project Manager, Saul Humphrey added “this latest development is designed to provide flexible space for “clean growth” creating almost 9,000sq m of high quality, low carbon employment space with naturally ventilated offices, extensive and flexible workshops and ‘hub’ space for collaboration. The building is designed around a Glulam and CLT timber framed structure to achieve an “Outstanding” classification under the Building Research Establishment Assessment Method (BREEAM) and as such would the first building in South Norfolk Council’s area to achieve such status. All spaces will be available with flexible tenures to suit post-COVID19 requirements and be ideally positioned on the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor.”