Published: Thursday, 21st June 2018
Work to divert a high-pressure gas main which divides the Nar Ouse Business Park site started on Monday 18 June.
Just over £2m is being invested in this diversion project, which will enable access roads and drainage to be provided to the business park in 2019.
Specialist contractors Cadent (National Grid Gas Distribution Ltd) will start on site from this week, with work taking around 20 weeks to complete. Disruption will be minimal, although deliveries of large pipes in the coming weeks may cause short-term traffic delays.
Cllr Alistair Beales, cabinet member for Corporate Projects and Assets, said: "Over the next few weeks people will start to see a lot of activity, as the necessary preparatory works get underway. This is a major step forward which will open up more of the site for development and allow us to get the necessary infrastructure in place next year, ready for the first units to be built."
A planning application is due to be submitted for the site infrastructure next month. This will also include the first phase of premises on the site. Architects AHR were appointed last year to draw up a masterplan for the site, which includes a range of high quality commercial premises (both office and light industrial units) for the business park.
Nar Ouse Business Park is one of 10 sites which form New Anglia LEP’s ‘Space to Innovate’ Enterprise Zone. The sites across Norfolk and Suffolk all offer discounted business rates, simplified planning and access to superfast broadband to new and expanding businesses.