Plans have been submitted to West Suffolk Council for a new purpose-built 200,000 sq ft warehouse and office complex at Suffolk Business Park.
Sealey, one of the largest employers in the area, sells tools and equipment to the automotive, engineering, and agricultural markets, and if the plans are approved could see an expansion of its 430-strong workforce and the amount of stock it can hold.
The proposed building is adjacent to its existing site on Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, with the project also aims to incorporate a refurbishment of its current site. The development has been designed by Wincer Kievenaar Architects, who have worked with Sealy for the past couple of decades, and also hopes to benefit other businesses on the site by providing space to encourage further growth.
Group projects director for Sealey, Mark Sweetman said “This new warehouse and office development is an important part of our growth strategy and will provide us with the increased space we need to accommodate additional stockholding, as well as the anticipated extra staff we will need to employ, hopefully from the local area. In addition, the growth of both businesses will also generate opportunities for those who are already part of our team should they wish to progress their careers.
Our roots are firmly established in Bury St Edmunds, and we intend to make a significant investment to ensure that we provide a modern, clean working environment for all of our staff.”
Director of Wincer Kievenaar, Craig Western said “We have seen Sealey grow from strength to strength and have completed many projects over the last 20 years with the business. The current scheme, submitted for planning approval, includes a purpose-built 200,000 sq. ft warehouse and ancillary office accommodation and has been designed to complement the nearby Sealey Service Centre, the submission follows pre-application engagement with West Suffolk Council and seeks to integrate the Sealey portfolio of buildings within the Suffolk Business Park. Planning officer comments in respect of parking, cycle facilities, landscaping and architecture have all been taken on board and form part of the proposals submitted.”
Image source: Wincer Kievenaar Architects
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