Gateway 14 is a business, innovation and logistics park. It will provide up to 2.36 million square feet of accommodation for a variety of companies, generating thousands of job opportunities and bringing major investment into the local economy.

Outline planning permission has been granted for logistics, manufacturing, offices and Research and Development buildings of various sizes across the 156 acre site. 25.3 acres of the site is designated for landscaping and amenity use.

Gateway 14 is part of Freeport East, a new low tax zone that will help it to become a hub for global trade and investment, promote regeneration and job creation and create and sustain innovation, which is supported by the incentives available to occupiers as well as various funding opportunities. Freeport East hopes to create up to 13,500 jobs for the area over 10 years, with 3,000 jobs at Gateway 14 alone. Gateway 14 is designed with sustainability at its core, with the buildings including features such as EV charging, rainwater harvesting and smart energy systems as standard. It will feature high-quality landscaping and an enhanced biodiversity zone, to retain the site’s thriving ecology whilst creating a vibrant, attractive and healthy working environment for employees. Read more about environment and sustainability here.

Why here?

Gateway 14 is just off the A14, one of the principal trunk routes for UK logistics offering access from the Port of Felixstowe into the heart of the UK, and also a primary route for export to European and world markets. The site is 26 miles from the Port of Felixstowe, 12.5 miles to Ipswich and the A12, and 45 miles to M11 and links to Cambridge. The existing ‘Cedars roundabout’ on the A1120 will provide ideal access into the site.


The public consultation period for Gateway 14 ran during September and October 2020.


All your questions about the Gateway 14 development answered.

Environment and sustainability

The design of the landscape within Gateway 14 has been carefully considered to maximise opportunities for improving the biodiversity of the site.

Access and transport

Pedestrian and cycle access to Gateway 14 will be provided via a new toucan crossing south of the Cedars roundabout and via the existing Mill Lane A1120 overbridge.

Community and jobs

Gateway 14 will generate thousands of job opportunities and benefit the local economy.

September/October 2020

Draft plans drawn up following site surveys and technical work

Autumn 2020

Community feedback considered and plans finalised

Early 2021

Hybrid planning application submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council

Early 2021

Formal period of public consultation run by Mid Suffolk District Council

Autumn 2021

Application determined by Mid Suffolk District Council and application approved

Winter 2021

Agreements and infrastructure programme finalised

Spring 2022

Infrastructure on site commenced

Late 2022

Construction of buildings commences
(subject to occupier demand/planning)