Aberdeen firm opens new base at Gorleston’s Beacon Park to service Southern North Sea

PUBLISHED: 12:51 18 April 2014 | UPDATED: 12:58 18 April 2014

Alan Freeland (left) receives the keys to MacLean Electrical’s new Beacon Park building from Wellington’s Paul Ollington

Alan Freeland (left) receives the keys to MacLean Electrical’s new Beacon Park building from Wellington’s Paul Ollington


A Scottish firm is eyeing further growth opportunities in Norfolk after moving in to its new £700,000 base in Gorleston.

MacLean Electrical, an onshore and offshore electrical material supply company, has created nine new jobs after opening its new base at Beacon Park, which will enable it to service southern North Sea clients from Norfolk, rather than from Aberdeen.

The firm has moved into a new 7,725sq ft unit on the Blackfriars Court light industrial sector of the park.

Finance manager Alan Freeland flew down from Aberdeen to receive the keys from Paul Ollington, construction director of Lowestoft-based Wellington, which is developing Blackfriars Court and the adjacent Wellington Park office campus in partnership with Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

He said: “The southern sector is very buoyant right now, and there are good opportunities for businesses like ourselves to do well. We hope that this will be the start of an expansion in our operation in Norfolk.”

Handing over the keys, Mr Ollington said, “Beacon Park is attracting a range of good employers in the offshore sector. All of them are seeing the attraction of a brand-new, energy-efficient building in a hugely convenient location, backed by all the benefits that Enterprise Zone status gives them.”

Founded in 1974, MacLean Electrical is an electrical distributor specialising in the supply of electrical products, lighting systems and cables for harsh and hazardous environments in onshore, offshore and renewable energy, petrochemical, process, marine, industrial and infrastructure applications. It has multiple specialist business units in the UK and around the world.

Blackfriars Court will eventually consist of 16 light industrial/warehouse units, with a total floor area of more than 50,000 sq ft.

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