PowerPark

Reconfigured employment land to provide the focus for the energy industry within Lowestoft.

Situated at the UK’s most easterly point, PowerPark covers 24.7 hectares and provides reconfigured employment land. The PowerPark offers excellent port related facilities and the opportunity to build upon Lowestoft’s international position within the offshore renewables, oil and gas industry.

PowerPark is already home to a number of offshore related companies such as Sembmarine SLP and Scottish Power and Renewables.  

PowerPark is also home to OrbisEnergy which was built by Suffolk County Council in 2008. The building has been developed as the premier location for ambitious companies looking to harness the massive opportunities in offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies unfolding in the Southern North Sea. OrbisEnergy is a 3,300m2 environmentally friendly building, providing first class office accommodation, meeting rooms and conference facilities. It also offers tenants, visitors and investors access to an unrivalled offshore renewables business network.

Located next to OrbisEnergy is Gulliver, an offshore prototype wind turbine installed in 2005 which at 126 metres from turbine base to blade tip, presents a significant local landmark. Owned and operated by Thrive Renewables, Gulliver generates 2.75 megawatts of power. The turbine’s design life is 20 years although, with the links to the renewables sector, the council would like to see the lifespan of the turbine increased.

Our vision is to bring together a cluster of energy related uses and activities in the area that maximise the potential opportunities in this growing sector. Doing so will increase the long term contribution of PowerPark to the development of the internationally significant energy sector across the East of England. This project is the perfect catalyst to boost employment and high skilled roles within the local area.

Help us shape the next phase of PowerPark

Newcombe House Model 350x250This is a concept drawing of a proposed development of flexible workshop and business space on Newcombe Road in Lowestoft, close to the OrbisEnergy business community.

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The development comprises single storey accommodation and adjoining workshops, with the ability to accommodate specific specialist activity and larger items, such as fabrication and cranes.

If your business is growing and requires this type of unit, please contact us to register your interest.