People are being invited to have their say on plans to create a multi-million pound enterprise centre at the University of East Anglia.

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Hopes are high that hundreds of high-tech jobs could be created in and around the city through the UEA project, which has secured £6m from the European Regional Development Fund.

The 4,000sqm building will be an Enterprise Centre linked to the UEA and the Norwich Research Park, to be used by businesses and the university.

It will sit on land that was formerly a council depot off University Drive at the edge of Earlham Park, Norwich.

Local people, community groups and interested parties can have their say on the proposed development at a consultation at the UEA Sportspark from 3pm until 8pm next Tuesday.

A public display of the plans will be on show and people can speak to members of the team behind the project, including representatives of UEA, developers Morgan Sindall, designers Architype, and agents for the planning application, Bidwells.

Dr Jon Carter, assistant director of UEA’s research and enterprise services, said: “This is a great opportunity for much needed expansion of the university to ensure we offer facilities which are in line with those of a world leading institution.

“It will allow the university to enhance its support for the local economy while maintaining the value of the campus and its surrounding area to the local community.”

Consultation on the plans runs until Friday, August 31. Further details can be found at www.adaptcbe.co.uk/CBE/exemplar-building

Comments can be submitted by post to Bidwells (UEA Consultation), 16 Upper King Street, Norwich, NR3 1HA, or by email to ueaconsultation@bidwells.co.uk

5 comments

  • Well done UEA for winning ERDF money £6m is a big sum! Please don't overspend on the building. There is a lot of talent coming out of the UEA at the moment, I know, we want to employ them in Environmental research. If you manage the fund well and have £500k spare we can have a 'mini enterprise' centre in Suffolk.. we are actively seeking talent for our projects...

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    Dave01

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • What I want know is....what about the park itself?...what about car parking?...what about the increase of vehicles in the PUBLIC park...it won't be long before members of the public will not be allowed access into the Earlham Pk off University Drive....Its already becoming a building site with a greater increase of vehicular movement.....still plenty of parking on the surrounding estates!!!!

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    Sidney

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Still cant criticise the old favourites, can we Archant !.

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    "V"

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • What will the Enterprise Centre consist of? More info is needed from the plans to make an informed comment, please.

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    bedoomed

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Norwich City Council are very much like those nodding dogs seen on parcel shelves in cars during 60's, when in comes to the uea land grab.

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    nrg

    Friday, August 3, 2012

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