Princes Street, or the Princes Street Business hub as referred to by the council, has seen the construction of Connexions 159 and the new Birketts HQ. However, the 'third office block', granted planning permission in 2014, would be the first of a new business district between Princes Street and Portman Road.
Status: Proposal Type: Conversion/residential Year: 2017 Developer: Price: £4.8 million
With work set to begin on the Cornhill early next year, a home for the market is needs to be found, with talk of the location being Queen Street/Princes Street, Tacket Street or Cromwell Square. The council are currently backing Queen Street and/or Princes Street and from their perspective you can see why. The other … Continue reading Where will the market move to?
Status: Lapsed Type: Office Year: 2008 Developer: Equity Estates (Brooklands) Ltd Price: Unknown
With the councils constant emphasis on the waterfront, a lapse of coherent thinking has lead to a planning calamity which has ultimately resulted in the total isolation of the waterfront to the rest of the town and the golden mile as its known, from Hyde Park corner (where Westgate meets St Mathew's Street to Major's corner by the Regent theatre). Despite a 2011 proposal to link the two parts of the town, Ipswich is now left with a lacklustre, 4 storey development of retirement homes... what ambition.
The Princes Street office corridor is a prime example of poor planning, lack of imagination and complete inability to redevelop a ‘prime’ location.
The other shortlisted designs for the Cornhill for the original 2014 design competition.
Status: Lapsed Type: Student housing Year: 2008 Developer: Luminis Price: £16 million
Status: Lapsed Type: Hotel/residential/retail Year: 2009 Developer: St Georges House LLP Price: Unknown
Status: Refused permission Type: Hotel/residential/retail Year: 2008 Developer: St Georges House LLP Price: Unknown