Electric vehicle charging points to be installed at Suffolk Business Park in Bury St Edmunds
Electric vehicle charging points will be installed at Suffolk Business Park in Bury St Edmunds in a project to build a ‘plug in’ network across the county.
The site’s developer Churchmanor Estates has announced it will work with Plug In Suffolk, which aims to install up to 400 EV charging points in the county at 100 business premises, car parks, hotels and other locations.
The project is run in partnership with Suffolk County Council, Stowmarket-based EO Charging which designs and manufactures electric vehicle chargers and renewable energy provider Bulb.
Representatives from those involved met at the under construction business park on Suffolk Day today (June 21) to celebrate the collaboration.
Matt Cloke, development director at Churchmanor, said: “As a long-standing commercial developer in the eastern region it is important to us that we create sustainable built environments for generations to come.
“Suffolk Business Park is a key new development in Suffolk and as part of the leisure area of the park we feel strongly that investing in initiatives such as electric vehicle charging points is essential and will benefit all users of the park.”
John Jardine, managing director at EO Charging, said: “Our Plug In Suffolk network is starting to grow, with charging points already installed in Beccles, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.
“It’s a big boost to our project to have a large development such as Suffolk Business Park onboard with our ambitions.
“Suffolk’s EV charging network is not currently fit for purpose, we want to change that and are excited that developments like Suffolk Business Park want to be a part of that too.”
Cllr Richard Rout, cabinet member for environment, added: “As a local councillor in West Suffolk and an electric vehicle owner myself, I’m excited this new development in Bury has the vision to incorporate electric vehicles into its infrastructure.
“Since the council announced a climate emergency in March, I am more determined than ever encourage businesses and communities to share our vision of Creating the Greenest County in Suffolk.”