Fornham Business Court
Economic Case

Bidwells was appointed to make the economic case for an expansion of Fornham Business Court, a rural business centre close to Bury St Edmunds.  

Our research demonstrates how the scheme can provide wellbeing led rural economic growth that benefits the district, complimenting rather than competing with economic growth objectives in Bury St Edmunds town centre.

 What we did


  • Local property market analysis

  • Land supply and planning pipeline assessment

  • Analysis of Fornham Business Court’s role in the local and regional economy

  • Current occupier survey

  • Assessment of property enquiries

  • Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds property market comparison

  • Contribution of FBC to addressing regional inequalities

  • Described the pathways through which FBC delivers a healthy working environment and increases productivity



  • The report has positively engaged Council officers and members in the development proposals. Additional work is on-going to further support a planning application


Fornham Business Court

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