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: Lapsed Type: Hotel/office/residential/retail Year: 2007 Developer: Braceforce Group Price: £75 Million
Status: Proposal Type: Leisure/residential/retail/office Year: Unknown Developer: Williams Group Price: Unknown
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.
Status: Withdrawn Type: Hotel/leisure/office/residential/retail Year: 2009 Developer: London Provincial And Overseas Limited Price: £35 million
Status: Approved Type: Office Year: 2014 Developer: IBC Price: Unknown
Status: Lapsed Type: Office/residential/retail Year: 2007 Developer: Sassan Holdings Price: £25 Million