Victory Park in Attleborough sold to construction company after standing empty for 11 years
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015
An industrial space in Attleborough which has been empty for 11 years has been bought by one of the region's largest construction companies.
RG Carter Construction has reached a deal with Breckland Council over Victory Park, on London Road, which the authority bought in 2004.
The company will use the 7.2-acre plot for its engineering arm, RG Carter Engineering, which is currently based in Thetford and Bury St Edmunds.
In May, council documents stated the company had offered £825,000, but this has not been confirmed as the final sale price.
At the time, it was thought that about 70 employees would be based at the site, with the figure expected to rise to 120 by 2020.
Michael Wassell, Breckland Council leader, said: 'The sale of Victory Park is great news for Attleborough. Breckland's vision has always been to use the land to attract investment into the town and this deal will achieve exactly that.
'As well as bringing jobs to the site, businesses in the surrounding area could benefit as they can potentially form part of the supply chain for the site. The boost this will bring to the local economy will help support Attleborough's planned growth, which will build on its foundations as a vibrant market town.'
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The family-owned RG Carter Group, an Eastern Daily Press Top100 company, was set up in 1921.
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