Balfour Beatty has finished the build of two access roads (from the A131) and a central spine road and connected the business park to power, data, water, sewage and gas systems.
Work has also finished on the landscaping and the creation of a pond and wildlife habitat. Shrubs, tussock grassland, wildflower meadows and 321 trees have been planted to attract animals and dark-sky friendly street lighting installed to reduce light pollution. The roads and paths are also tree-lined with green buffers.
Braintree District Council commissioned the work last March, and after carrying out extensive archaeological and ecological surveys, work began on re-contouring the ground, installing the drainage and building the roads a month later.
The new roads will give contractors access to the commercial plots to allow construction work to start on the buildings. Building work on the first two commercial units is already underway and work on the third is due to start in the autumn.
The Marshgate Group is the developer for the commercial buildings and is working with interested businesses on designs for new facilities.
The business park, 65 acres in size, offers high quality office, distribution and manufacturing spaces. A central hub area will be home to a new enterprise centre with conference facilities, café and plaza area.
The Council bought the Horizon 120 site in December 2018 with the aim of creating an employment site fit for the future which attracts new firms into the district and creates high quality jobs.
The £24.3 million invested in the infrastructure unlocks the business park to businesses and the potential to create up to 2,000 quality jobs.
If your Business is interested in being part of Horizon 120 please visit Joscelyne Chase – Horizon 120 Business Park, Braintree or contact Paul bird at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01376 554518