East Suffolk County Hall conversion

Status: Proposal Type: Conversion/residential Year: 2017 Developer: Price: £4.8 million

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The Link Development – A commentary on Ipswich’s dire planning and lack of ambition

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.