Braintree: fresh plans to add leisure facilities to new business park

Braintree: fresh plans to add leisure facilities to new business park

A new business park which will create up to 2,000 jobs could also offer a range of leisure facilities.

The next phase of Braintree Council’s Horizon 120 scheme is set to be discussed in a cabinet meeting on Monday night.

The project is moving forward after the council completed the purchase of a 65-acre site next to Great Notley Country Park, which is where the business park will be based.

Among the latest proposals put forward are plans to create a central hub which would be home to gyms, retail units, a restaurant and offer 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 with paths and jogging trails linking to Great Notley Country Park.

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.”

Businesses interested in being part of Horizon 120 can email

Source: Halstead Gazette

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