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Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft (New Anglia) Enterprise Zone

A centre of excellence on the East’s all-energy coastline, offering the broadest mix of resources for energy production and distribution in the UK

Helicopter lowering man onto wind turbine platform

Offshore Energy Excellence:

There are six locations within the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone, offering options ranging from high quality office and industrial units, to quayside space and land on which to build tailor-made accommodation.

The focus of the Enterprise Zone is growing energy-related businesses and creating high skilled jobs through offering a range of exciting benefits.

The zone has excellent transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft  have been designated as a national Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE) and work with the UK government to maximise support for the offshore industry.

5 of the 6 Enterprise Zones have been awarded Assisted Area Status 2014-2020. This allows additional support for development.

Going for Growth:

Massive opportunities lie ahead for forward-thinking companies in the region’s energy sector. It’s estimated that investment will top £50 billion in the next two decades, with decommissioning of gas fields and the prospect of a new nuclear reactor being constructed at Sizewell.

The East has some of the best conditions anywhere in the world to develop large-scale offshore wind power projects. Lowestoft has been selected as the construction base for Galloper Wind Farm and as a construction and as the operations and maintenance hub for the £2 billion, 102-turbine East Anglia ONE development being built as part of the East Anglia Array by ScottishPower Renewables. These projects will bring millions of pounds of investment and thousands of new jobs to the town and wider economy.

Boosting Businesses:

Enterprise Zone benefits have attracted 39 companies employing 1,895 people and £30.6m of private sector capital investment. An extension to the existing Enterprise Zone announce in March 2016 will create space for 30 more business and 1,219 jobs.

Looking to invest, or just want to find out more? Visit the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone website here.

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Sector focus

  • Energy
  • Business Services
  • Construction inc. built environment
  • Retail & Logistics

Location

121 hectares across 6 sites on the East coast in Norfolk and Suffolk with 2 deep-water ports. Norwich International Airport offers UK and international air connections and helicopter transfers for oil and gas. Heliport at North Denes Great Yarmouth, helicopter facilities in Lowestoft and air strip at Ellough. Regular direct trains to London.

Find out more

Eunice Edwards is the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone Manager and is keen to speak to anyone who thinks their business could benefit from moving to the Enterprise Zone. Email: eunice.edwards@newanglia.co.uk.

Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone website