Norwich: Research Park Expansion Plans Will Benefit Region

11 January 2013, 07:41 | Updated: 11 January 2013, 10:37

The people behind the £26million expansion of the Norwich Research Park say it will benefit the whole region.

It's thought up to 5,000 jobs could be created by the plans for the site close to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and UEA.

South Norfolk District Council approved the planning permission for new offices earlier this week.

Alan Giles, Project Director for Norwich Research Park said “The Masterplan is our roadmap for the next fifteen years and beyond to provide the infrastructure for expansion. We are determined that by 2030 Norwich Research Park will be a pre-eminent international research and innovation Park focussed on crops, food, health, genomics and environmental sciences.”

He continued: “There is broad support for this vision, which could bring thousands of valuable jobs and major investment to the region. We are committed to working with neighbouring communities to integrate this long-term vision.”


plan view of Norwich Research Park

Norwich Research Park - Dr Nick Goodwin