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Business and innovation park - new details revealed

Business and innovation park - new details revealed

The park is an ideal location for many businesses because it is next to the A120 and well connected to Stansted Airport, the Harwich port, London and Cambridge.

Braintree District Council has revealed more details about Horizon 120 – the Business and Innovation Park planned for Great Notley in Braintree which aims to create more than 2,000 jobs. 

The 65 acre site located next to the Great Notley Country Park was purchased by the council last month with a vision to create an employment site fit for the future which attracts exciting new firms into the district and offers more opportunities for high calibre jobs and training opportunities for residents.

The park is already attracting interest from a number of sectors including professional services, research, digital and development and advanced manufacturing. 

The council is also exploring options to include the best accompanying facilities on site which will add to the experience for the employees working on the site such as gyms, retail, restaurant and childcare provision. A hotel is also being considered to support the needs of businesses likely to move to the site. 

The park will be future-proofed by offering the best fibre-optic connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspots, electric vehicle charging points and flexible accommodation. It will also benefit from views over open countryside and paths and jogging trails linking to the Great Notley Country Park.

The details of the project will be discussed at a meeting of Braintree District Council’s Cabinet on Monday February 11th. 

Cllr Tom Cunningham, Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Braintree District Council, said: “Horizon 120 offers an opportunity for businesses to secure well connected, state of the art, bespoke new premises within a quality environment, making it the place to do business now and in the future. We’ve already had huge interest from businesses in our district that need to expand and from businesses outside our district looking for future-proofed locations .The park is an ideal location for many businesses because it is next to the A120 and well connected to Stansted Airport, the Harwich port, London and Cambridge.” 

The site has the potential to create 2,000 jobs offering local residents better access to skilled jobs in a setting close to home.

Businesses interested in being part of Horizon 120 can email property@joscelynechase.co.uk