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A10 King’s Lynn Corridor

King’s Lynn is a major sub-regional centre serving a large catchment area which extends into both Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. It is a highly competitive business location offering a cost effective base for businesses as evidenced by the dynamic core of world class businesses already based in the area

Situated within close proximity to the research and innovation knowledge base in Cambridge and Norwich with its world-class universities and leading research institutions. Businesses have direct access to their world-class skills and expertise in research & development, innovation, and new product development.

King’s Lynn area hosts a number of world-leading manufacturing businesses which have their global headquarters, R&D and manufacturing facilities here and a broad base of engineering businesses from precision engineers to military aerospace engineering. It is home to a number of companies who are working at the forefront of their fields in the pharmaceuticals, precision engineering, chemicals, plastics and micro-porous materials industries and electronic technology applications for the telecommunications, automotive and computer industries.

King’s Lynn and the surrounding area is home to a number of major food manufacturers. It hosts a wide range of agricultural and horticultural businesses, including world-leading exporters in the fields of specialist seed technologies and plant breeding. A strong supporting cluster of engineering, fabrication and refrigeration businesses provide design, installation and maintenance of high care and food grade installations in stainless steel and aluminium.

Near King’s Lynn, at Bircham Newton, is the headquarters of CITB-ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the UK construction industry. It is co-located with the National Construction College which is Europe’s largest construction sector training provider, training over 30,000 people each year including 700 apprentices.

Communications are good, with the A10, A17 and A47 trunk roads serving the area, giving good road access to all areas of the country. There is regular direct rail service from King’s Lynn and Downham Market to Cambridge and London King’s Cross with onward connections to Europe via the neighbouring St Pancras International station. There are regular rail connections to other UK business centres including Manchester and Birmingham via Ely.

Business skills training is provided by the College of West Anglia (rated outstanding) in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University. A new higher education University Centre is being built on the College’s King’s Lynn Campus.

  • Commercial Sites

    Hardwick Employment Park: Total site area of the industrial estate is 87ha with current employment use for manufacturing and engineering, office and storage, with some ancillary activities. A further 27ha of employment land is available for range of uses. The site benefits from easy access onto the A47 and A10, with good links to rest of Norfolk, Peterborough, Cambridge, London and the Midlands.

    Nar Ouse Business Park: The business park is a 21 ha site to the south side of King’s Lynn. Commercial development land is available for industrial, R&D and office use, retail and hotel uses. The park will also contain the King’s Lynn Enterprise and Innovation Centre providing business incubation space and business support services.

    Downham Market: Employment land is available at St. John’s Way and Bexwell Business Park, totalling at 23ha. There are advanced plans to create the Centre for Advanced Knowledge Engineering, a research and commercial campus dedicated to the information sciences and data analytics and forensics. This will be the first institution of its type in Europe and will attract companies, universities and research organisations from around the world.

  • Key Companies

    BAE Systems & Rolls Royce, Bespak, Cooper Bearings, Dow Chemical, Foster Refrigerator, KL Technologies, Palm Paper, Williams Refrigeration, British Sugar, Mars Food UK Ltd, Pinguin Foods UK Ltd., Tulip Ltd., Quorn Foods.

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  • Contacts

    The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk offers dedicated support to incoming businesses. The Business Development Officer will act as a first point of contact and facilitator for introductions to local partners, organisations, networks and supply chain. This assistance is also extended to our existing businesses. Please contact Paul Harrison, Business Development Officer on 01553 616735 or email

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A11 Corridor

The A11 Growth corridor initiative provides a single unique opportunity to capitalise on the growth potential offered by the completion of the final section of the £120m, A11 gateway between Norwich, Cambridge and London. More than 100 automotive engineering and related advanced manufacturing companies are clustered along the A11 between Thetford and Norwich, now known as the ‘A11 Corridor’. From Formula 1 to food processing, this sector employs 10,000 people, representing a strong High Tech Manufacturing and Advanced Engineering cluster. With great connectivity to London, Cambridge and the rest of the UK, the A11 Corridor is also the perfect location for storage and distribution.

  • Commercial Sites

    Hethel Engineering Centre: At the heart of the Park, the Hethel Engineering Centre is dedicated to supporting the growth and success of high performance engineering and manufacturing companies and individuals throughout the region – over 100 in the past 8 years. It provides a range of world-class business services from business incubation services, specialist business support, as well as conference, meeting and training facilities and engineering consultancy and support. The Park offers 20 ha (200,000 m2) of employment land for advanced engineering and technology uses. The site is also adjacent to sports car manufacturer Group Lotus. Click here for further information.

    Thetford Enterprise Park: is a new opportunity to locate near the A11, half way between Norwich and Cambridge, with easy links to London. 18.4ha (184,000 m2) of employment land is available subject to the site being developed.

    Attleborough: the market town Attleborough has excellent transport links, as it is located on the A11 trunk road and the main railway line from Norwich to Cambridge, with connecting services to London, the Midlands and the North. Attleborough has been prioritised for growth, with 4,000 new homes planned and 10ha (100,000m2) employment land. Growth will be further enabled by a new link road, which will join the B1077 to London Road. Industrial Estates in Attleborough include: Maurice Gaymer and Haverscroft. Click here for further information.

    Strategic Urban Extension Thetford: 5,000 new homes are planned along the All stretching from the Mundford Road roundabout to the Norwich Road/A11 roundabout under the Strategic Urban Extension that will help drive growth anticipated in this fast expanding and strategically located town. This will also see development of further 20 hectares of employment land growing the Fisons Way Industrial estate bringing an estimated 2,300 service related jobs and a further 4000 employment and growth jobs to the area. Click here for further information.

    Snetterton Circuit: The circuit has undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment project at the start of 2011, which was met with rave reviews from both spectators and competitors alike. In addition to racing, Snetterton is a popular test track and has been used to develop a host of vehicles including the Williams F1-designed Formula Two car and various Le Mans machinery including the futuristic Deltawing and ZEOD cars. The owners of the circuit have an imaginative vision to further expand part of the 16 ha (160,000 m2) of employment land. Further land nearby is ideal for warehousing and distribution – for which Snetterton is already famous. Click here for more information.

    Wymondham: Wymondham will grow between now and 2026. The town will have at least 2,200 new houses, about 20 ha (200,000m2) of employment land and improved services and facilities including enhanced public transport and new education provisions. This growth means new opportunities for the town and places Wymondham as a great business location.

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  • Key Companies

    Group Lotus, Pangean Engineering, Zenos Cars, Boniface Engineering, Syfer Technologies, Kerry Foods Ltd, Multimatic Technical Centre Europe Ltd, Trox UK Ltd, Baxter Healthcare, Warings Furniture, ATB Laurence Scott and Eastern Attachments (A JCB Global Partner), Warren Services, Two Sisters Food Group, Camvac. Jeyes, Banham Poultry, HMC Ltd.

  • Additional Benefits
    • Extensive supply chain and skills base
    • Easy access via the A11
    • Plenty of room to grow
    • Hethel Launchpad Programme offers up to 12 months free rent
    • £2.5 million grant funding to support Agri-tech related businesses. Click here for further info
  • Contacts

    Hethel Technology Park enquiries call: +44 (0)1953 859 100 email:

    Thetford Enterprise Park contact Carter Jonas call: +44(0)1223 346646 or

    Snetterton Circuit enquiries call Jamie Hopper at Motor Sport Vision +44 (0)1953 887303

    Economic Development at Breckland Council or contact Lindy Warmer Senior Business Growth Manager on 01362 656235

    Wymondham enquiries contact Julian Munson call: +44(0)1508 533763 or e-mail:

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Broadland North East Norwich

The Broadland North East Norwich area is a major growth location, set for an additional 10,000 houses. The area has a strong employment focus on Financial Services and engineering, with a particular emphasis on aviation. Financial and business services make the largest private sector contribution to Norfolk’s economy, with over 180 companies. Norwich is also one of the largest general insurance centres in Europe. The sector has expanded to the nearby Broadland Business Park, with Aviva having a major base there, as well as in the city centre, together with Royal Bank of Scotland. There is a large manufacturing presence, with a strong aviation-related cluster, centred around Norwich International Airport, KLM UK Engineering and Air Livery, the cluster seeks to support the growth in the overhaul, maintenance, refurbishment and repair of aircraft.

The 48ha Norwich Airport Industrial Park is situated in a prime location between the Northern Distributor Road, the A140 and Norwich International Airport. The Park, consisting of some 120,000m2 floor space with a  mixture of light industrial units, warehousing and offices has attracted market-leaders in both engineering and manufacturing and will soon become home to the Norwich Aviation Academy, which will provide specialist training and education in aviation related careers/specialisms for many hundreds of students. 

Supporting this growth will be the construction of the Northern Distributer Road. The Northern Distributor Road will make travelling to the city and surrounding areas much more efficient. The NDR also improves access for residents and businesses over a wide area and facilitates growth across a wide area. Please click here for a virtual tour.

  • Commercial Sites

    Broadland Business Parks: including Broadland, Broadland Gate and Thorpe St. Andrew business parks are at the heart of this dynamic and fast growing area to the east of Norwich. The parks are expanding and offer occupiers high quality office and industrial accommodation, either in established buildings or finished to a bespoke specification. A range of sites are available, totalling over 40ha (400,000m2). Click here for further information.

    Rackheath Industrial Area: The site at Rackheath, less than five miles from Norwich city centre, has a range of attributes which combine to make it an ideal location for businesses. Rackheath is perfectly located. It falls within local authority plans for the future growth of the Norwich area and is easily linked to the city and thereon to the rest of the country. 25ha (250,000m2) of employment area has been committed as an extension of the existing site to meet local employment needs of this growth area.

    Norwich International Airport Aeropark: the Aeropark will be located to the north of Norwich Airport, with potential to create 1000 new jobs. The application allows for just over 40 ha (400,000m2) of employment area, with includes the 14,864m2 head office facility for aircraft painting firm Air Livery. This is a brilliant opportunity for aviation and engineering related businesses to be located next to major firms such as KLM Engineering and Air Livery, with access to a strong skills base and a new Aviation Academy. The Norwich Aeropark is the joint venture project between Norwich International Airport and Wrenbridge. Click here for further information.

    Business Park North of Airport: the new business park of around 30ha (300,000m2) will be associated with the Airport and focussed on uses benefiting from an airport location.

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  • Key Companies

    KLM UK Engineering, Air Livery, Aviva, RBS, Bertram Group, Ardagh Group, Seaglaze, Milltech, Perenco, MSI Defence, Zeller, Marel, Lovewell Blake, Tax Assist.

  • Additional Benefits
    • Broadland Business Park provides grade A accommodation and superb facilities for staff, its location immediately adjacent to the A47 on the eastern side of Norwich
    • Excellent access to the region’s road network to London, the Midlands and the east coast ports. Norwich railway station and Norwich International Airport are both close by.
    • 100 acres of new employment land at the NIA AeroPark provides a high quality investment opportunity – rare development land with airside connections
    • NIA Aviation Academy will provide a wide range of training and learning opportunities
    • Rackheath extension, capitalises on planned new NDR
  • Contacts

    Broadland Business Park enquiries contact Roche Chartered Surveyors call: 01603 619879 or

    Rackheath Industrial Estate enquiries contact Broadland District Council’s Economic Development Department call: +44 (0)1603 430449 or

    Norwich International Airport Aeropark and Business Park enquiries contact Phil Gadd, Property and Contracts Director call: +44 (0)1603 420614 or

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Egmere & Wells Corridor

The Egmere and Wells-next-the-Sea Corridor represent a unique industrial skills base for food manufacture and energy. The port of Wells-next-the-Sea provides easy access to offshore wind farms, including Round 2 developments such as Dudgeon, Race Bank and Galloper and also Round 3 projects at Hornsea and Dogger Bank. Egmere is the operations and maintenance base of Scira for the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, located just a few miles off the North Norfolk coast, running 88 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.6 MW which can supply around 220,000 homes with clean energy. North Norfolk is also home to Bacton Gas Terminal, one of the UK’s largest gas terminal and processing complexes in the UK. Bacton has the ability to transport gas to and from mainland Europe.

Food processing and engineering is also strong in the area, with major companies such as Hain Daniels, Kinnerton Confectionary and PMC Harvesters located in Fakenham.

  • Commercial Sites

    Egmere: North Norfolk District Council has secured economic and job creation benefits associated with the operation and maintenance of offshore wind energy schemes off the north Norfolk coast. It has designated an area of land at Egmere, 30ha (300,000m2) on the B1105 route between Fakenham and Wells‐next‐the‐Sea, where companies supporting offshore turbine developments can locate their operations. The Council have established a simplified planning regime, known as a Local Development Order.

    Fakenham: Additional employment land of 10.7ha (107,000m2) has been secured to the north of the town. Fakenham is well known for its strong food manufacturing base. The employment site provides good access to the A148 Fakenham bypass and in turn the A1065 Swaffham Road. Fakenham is designated for further growth with an additional 1,300 homes being proposed in the period to 2021.

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  • Key Companies

    Scira Offshore Energy Limited (joint venture between Statoil and Statkraft), Hain Daniels, Kinnerton, East Coast Plastics Limited, Perenco, Bacton Gas Terminal, Centrica, Tidal Transit, PMC Harvesters.

  • Additional Benefits
    • Port of Wells-next-the-Sea and the business facilities at Egmere are developing as a hub for servicing established offshore wind farms, such as Sheringham Shoal – which has 88 operational turbines producing enough power for 220,000 homes
    • The Bacton Terminal in North Norfolk processes up to 30% of the UK’s natural gas and offers longer term potential to act as a European hub for the storage of gas and captured carbon
  • Contacts

    North Norfolk District Council’s Economic Development department call: +44 (0)1263 516263 or e-mail:

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Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft Enterprise Zone

Great Yarmouth has been the centre of the Southern North Sea production of oil and gas for more than 50 years, as a leading centre for installing, servicing and supplying Southern North Sea gas platforms. This expertise means the town is ideally positioned to deliver mature asset management and lead the decommissioning sector.

These long-standing energy skills are readily transferable to offshore renewables. In all, the energy sector is estimated to be investing more than £50bn in the region in the coming years. Norfolk has the potential to expand its role as a major supplier of the UK’s energy needs. Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft are home to a cluster of around 400 businesses, and 20,000 highly skilled staff, focussed around England’s premier offshore energy centre at Gt Yarmouth and Lowestoft – the ‘East of England Energy Zone’. One of only six national ‘Centres of Offshore Renewable Engineering’ (CORE) in England promoted by UKTI for renewable energy manufacturing investment. Click here for further information.

  • Commercial Sites

    The Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone with 6 sites across the 2 towns covers 121.7ha (1,217,000m2 of development-ready land (click here to see Local Development Orders) including:

    South Denes: 58.8ha (588,000m2) of Enterprise Zone land available. The South Denes LDO area is located to the south of Great Yarmouth town centre and east of Gorleston-on-Sea, located on Norfolk’s east coast. The town is an internationally renowned centre for the offshore energy industry and has a high tech electronics sector. Great Yarmouth’s 24 hour port handles a range of cargoes, offering an effective gateway to northern Europe. South Denes lies adjacent to the River Yare and is serviced by a river port and outer harbour. The wider area is served by the A12 and A47 trunk roads which provide road links to the south and to the west.

    Beacon Park: 16.7ha (167,000m2) of green field Enterprise Zone land available. Beacon Park lies adjacent to the A12 corridor between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, which provides excellent access to both of these settlements. Beacon Park is home of an existing range of office accommodation and business facilities. The added Enterprise Zone benefits will foster economic growth and provide the opportunity for service, high-tech/research and development sector businesses, particularly those associated with the off-shore energy industry to prosper and grow.

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  • Key Companies

    Seajacks, CLS Offshore, 3sun, Perenco, Proserv, Seatrax, Gardline, Alicat Workboats, Weatherford, Aker Solutions, Haliburton, Amec, Asco, Petrofac, Fugro, Hydra Rig, Seacon.

  • Additional Benefits
    • Principal features of the Enterprise Zone include up to £275,000 per business in rate relief, simplified planning and super-fast broadband
    • Great Yarmouth has Assisted Area Status, which enables businesses in those areas to access high levels of Government or European funding to help them grow (subject to availability).
    • Recognised by the UK Government with the designation of Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (C.O.R.E.) status.
    • The supply chain and workforce have 50 years’ experience of working in challenging Southern North Sea conditions.
    • Businesses located in Great Yarmouth operate across the globe
    • Local expertise spans all energy sectors with an established and sizeable supply chain and skilled workforce.
    • Closest ports to the world’s largest offshore renewables market opportunity including East Anglia Array, Dudgeon, Race Bank and Galloper while other UK Round 3 developments, Dogger and Hornsea, are accessible from our deep-water harbours.
  • Contacts

    Eunice Edwards, Enterprise Zone Co-ordinator, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. Call: +44 (0)7808 647203 or e-mail:

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Norwich City Centre

Financial and business services make the largest private sector contribution to Norfolk’s economy, with over 180 companies located in the Norwich City area alone. Norwich is also one of the largest general insurance centres in Europe. In recent years, the sector has expanded to the nearby Broadland Business Park, with Aviva having a major base there, as well as in the city centre, together with Royal Bank of Scotland. In addition to the strong Professional and Financial Services industry, other key sectors for Norwich include digital creative, retail and tourism.

Norwich’s creative digital sector has been recognised by Tech City UK. Although small in employment numbers, it is a fast growing sector, with networks such as Sync Norwich having over 750 members, and a source of many start-ups.

  • Commercial Sites

    Norwich city centre offers a range of employment sites for office and retail use, suitable for small, medium and large businesses. The Joint Core Strategy has allocated an additional 10 ha (100,000m2) for high quality office space, split across several sites. Significant scale opportunities for office development include sites at Anglia Square, Barrack Street, Rose lane/ Mountergate and St. Stephens Street. This is in addition to St. James Place, an employment site which has Grade A office space within walking distance of train station. Click here for further information. This is a brilliant opportunity for your business to be located at the heart of the city with close proximity to thousands of businesses, in Norwich’s thriving economy.

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  • Key Companies

    Aviva, Marsh UK Ltd, Virgin Money, Swiss Re, RBS, Money Facts Group, Proxama, Foolproof, Further, Archant, BBC and ITV Anglia, FX Homes, Soak Digital, Anovo, PwC, Barclays Corporate, Mills and Reeves, BDO UK, Jarrold Group, Acteon, Aecom, Virgin Wines, Naked Wines, Central trust, Validus ivc.

  • Additional Benefits
    • University of East Anglia’s top ranking Business School offers degrees in accounting, finance management and marketing. It has a highly respected School of Actuarial Sciences, endowed by Aviva.
    • Norwich University of the Arts specialises in creative digital. The highly-skilled sector thrives on the talented, well prepared graduates provided by the university. Click here for further information.
    • Large skills pool in financial and professional services in Norwich
    • Over 180 leading financial companies located in Norwich
    • Norwich is one of the largest general insurance centres in Europe
    • Norwich is home to the National Skills Academy in Financial Services, a leading body for training and development in the financial services industry. Click here for further information.
    • Norwich International Airport offers flights to financial services centres, including Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Jersey, Guernsey, Cardiff, Manchester and international connections via Schiphol Amsterdam
  • Contacts

    Norwich City Council’s Economic Development department call +44 (0)1603 212501 or email:

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South West Norwich

Agri-tech and Life Sciences have been identified by the Government as having national growth potential and Norfolk is ideally placed to contribute to that growth. The South West of Norwich is home to the Norwich Research Park and the Longwater employment area, attracting a strong cluster of agri-tech and life sciences business and research, offering easy access to Norwich city centre, Norwich International Airport, rail links, the A47 southern bypass and the A11.

  • Commercial Sites

    Norwich Research Park: concentration of world-leading scientists coupled with the capability for multidisciplinary research. Home to over 12,000 people including 3,000 researchers and clinicians with an annual research spend of over £100 million. The Research Park is one of Europe’s leading centre for research in Food, Health and the Environment. In addition to existing office space in the Centrum and Innovation Centre buildings with shared equipment laboratory, over 52 ha (520,000m2) of land is available adjacent to the research institutions, UEA and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, for businesses with an R&D focus. Click here for further information.

    Longwater Emplyment Area: Longwater Park is one of Norwich's largest industrial development areas located some four miles west of Norwich city centre. It is in a strategic location at the junction of the A1074 and the A47 Norwich southern bypass providing good access to both the A47, the A11 and the remainder of the trunk road network. The site is zoned for employment use under the Joint Core Strategy with light and general industrial and warehousing/distribution uses. 13 ha (130,000m2) is available over several site areas. Click here for further information.

  • No. of Companies

    Over 40 businesses located at the Norwich Research Park and 866 in the surrounding south west area.

  • Key Companies

    Briar Chemicals, Pasta Foods, Kettle Foods, Colmans, Unilever, Weatherquest, Marel, Frank Dale Foods, Anglia DNA, Novagraaf, Claritest, Food Forensics, Iceni Diagnostics, Procarta Biosystems.

  • Additional Benefits
    • The Norwich Research Park is home to some 3,000 scientists specialising in food, health, plants, microbes, biotechnology, ICT/Big Data and environment. Many are highly cited, world leading in their respective fields and together form the largest concentration of its kind in Europe.
    • Ample scope to accommodate large scale clinical trials with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
    • Close by, Little Melton Food Park offers a 10 ha (100,000m2) food production facility, providing chill/ cold stores, workshops, warehousing, offices and laboratories.
    • Innovation Vouchers are available to businesses starting up or relocating to the Norwich research park. Click here for more information.
  • Contacts

    Norwich Research Park enquiries contact Jonathan Barnard call: +44 (0)1603 673673 or

    Longwater Employment Area enquiries contact South Norfolk Council’s Economic Development department call: +44 (0)1508 533951 or email:

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Scottow Enterprise Park

Scottow Enterprise Park is a former RAF base, located just 8 miles (12.9 km) from Norwich, and just 2 hours from London. This is a unique site owned by Norfolk County Council, comprising 600 plus acres (2,428,113 m2), consisting of a mixture of individual buildings and open space. The site therefore lends itself for a variety of possible uses. There is over 836,000 sq ft (77,666 m2) of built accommodation, including 4 x Type C Hangars, totalling some 232,000 sq ft (21,553m2) each. There is potential for alternative uses, subject to planning. All sites are available to let, rentals on request. Please click here for further information.

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Construction Industry Training Board

Near King's Lynn, at Bircham Newton, is the headquarters of CITB-ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the UK construction industry. It is co-located with the National Construction College which is Europe's largest construction sector training provider, training over 30,000 people each year including 700 apprentices.

This site is home to the Construction Training Industry board (CITB) Head Office, and National Construction College. Set upon a former RAF base which closed in 1962, CITB works with construction companies to help them improve skills, increase the competitive edge and respond to the many challenges employers face – from the low carbon agenda, through to reducing costs onsite and recruiting the best and brightest talent for their sector.

Located within easy access of Norwich, Kings Lynn, and Peterborough and situated on a plot spanning 500 acres in the North Norfolk countryside, the Bircham Newton site in King’s Lynn offers a unique working environment. Click here for more information.

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RAF Marham

Located in West Norfolk, RAF Marham is home to the frontline squadrons of the RAF’s Tornado GR4 Force, which is currently focused on operations in Afghanistan alongside holding a high readiness state for contingency operations across the globe. Beyond flying, the station is also home to the Tactical Imagery-Intelligence Wing (TIW), the Tornado GR Force HQ, No. 3 (RAF) Force Protection Wing HQ, No. 93 Expeditionary Armament Squadron, and No. 2620 (County of Norfolk) Sqn RAuxAF Regiment. Furthermore, following the 2013 announcement that RAF Marham will be the future home of the F-35 Lightning Force, RAF Marham is in the process of extensive infrastructure changes across the base in anticipation of the arrival of the UK’s first ever 5th Generation, multi-role, stealth fighter.

The site is home to 4500+ staff, made up of members of all 3 Services, the Civil Service, Industry and Contractors, all of whom play an integral role in making the RAF Marham machine operate effectively and efficiently. Click here for more information.