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Bury St Edmunds plans for new McDonald's and coffee shop on Suffolk Business Park next to A14





Multi-million pound plans have been submitted for a new McDonald's and a coffee shop in Bury St Edmunds which could create more than 130 jobs.

An application, from The Churchmanor Estates Company, is the first phase of a leisure quarter on the 57 acre Suffolk Business Park, next to junction 45 of the A14.

The £6million development would be home to a 3,832 sq ft McDonald's and 1,872 sq ft for an 'iconic' coffee operator, both of which would be drive through, generating about 135 new full and part time jobs.

A planning application has been submitted for a new leisure quarter at Suffolk Business Park next to the A14 in Bury St Edmunds which includes a McDonald's drive through. Picture: The Church Manor Estates Company
A planning application has been submitted for a new leisure quarter at Suffolk Business Park next to the A14 in Bury St Edmunds which includes a McDonald's drive through. Picture: The Church Manor Estates Company

The proposals, which show signage for a Costa drive through, were submitted to West Suffolk Council earlier this month.

Matt Cloke, development director at Churchmanor said “We are very pleased to be bringing forward this phase of the development of the Suffolk Business Park restaurant and leisure quarter.

"It will not only serve the occupiers of the business park but will also enable residents of Bury St Edmunds to be able to locally access these iconic brands in a drive through format for the first time.”

A McDonald's spokesman said a new restaurant 'would bring significant investment' to the town as well as create at least 120 new jobs.

Emma Proctor King, head of communications at Churchmanor, added: “Suffolk Business Park is an exciting new gateway development at junction 45 of the A14 in Bury St Edmunds.

"The park provides the opportunity for the development new highly strategically located employment units of a variety of sizes, and benefits from major infrastructure improvements including the new Eastern Relief Road.”

German power tool manufacturing company Festool opened its £9.5million UK headquarters at the business park in August 2019.

Construction of a BP petrol station is due to start shortly.