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Improving Gainsborough Road Stowmarket

Updates on improving the Gainsborough Road area of Stowmarket

Working in partnership to deliver a vision for Stowmarket

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Public information on this webpage will be updated regularly, so please check back for updates.

January 2022

Full construction of the solar carports will start on Thursday 13 January 2022. Please note that the aim is not to displace more than 25 parking bays per section installation. Signage will be displayed to advise car park users.

December 2021

Screw pile anchor site investigations by the subcontractor have now been completed. The final designs are being concluded.

Periodic preliminary works will be underway during December. Full construction will start in January 2022.

November 2021

Work will commence on site to install 70 solar carports in the carpark at the Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre/Gainsborough Road site.

This will generate electricity on site, linking up to battery storage, to provide some of the energy needs of the leisure centre. Additional electric vehicle charging points will also be installed.

All carport works will be completed by March 2022, at the latest. There will be a six week period sometime between November 2021 and March 2022, when the main structure is erected.

Polysolar, the contractor, will work to minimise the loss of parking spaces during construction. However, some temporary disruption is unavoidable whilst these improvement works take place.

Further information

Stowmarket Vision information board one

Stowmarket Vision information board two

During these ongoing works, we’re working hard to minimise any unnecessary disruption in Stowmarket. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we deliver our long-term vision for the town.

Read our news feature on the progress of the solar carports (published Monday 6 December 2021)