Ipswich Borough Council has started the process that will lead to further improvements at Eastern Gateway.
These improvements will be:
- Half a kilometre of new road and pathways, with associated drainage/utilities
- A new 3m wide cycleway along Sproughton Road.
- A second foul water pumping station
- A footpath link to the Gipping Valley River Path
This work will allow the Council to secure further new landowners for Eastern Gateway and so create further new jobs. Providing a new and improved cycle/footway along the front of the site and foot links from the River Path will also ensure better public access to the site. These improvements will furthermore enable access for Trebor Developments in connection with their recent purchase of land there.
Construction is due to start in Summer 2022 and will last for approximately 6 months.
Says Cllr David Ellesmere, Leader of Ipswich Borough Council:
“This work follows on from the purchase from the council of eight acres at Eastern Gateway by Trebor Developments and that will become Access @ Eastern Gateway, Ipswich. This development will see five new industrial and logistics units and the creation of around 350 jobs.
“These improvements will help us attract further businesses to the site. They also are part of the public benefits of such developments, such as the better access to the River Path in this case.”
Photo credit – Trebor Developments.