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Felixstowe: New visitor centre at Landguard will help promote all of the resort

08:53 22 February 2013

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An artist's impression of the new temporary Landguard visitor centre, which should be up and running this spring.


COMMUNITY leaders have agreed to give a £4,000 cash injection to a project for a visitor centre at Landguard.


Work has been taking place to prepare the footings for the temporary centre, with modular buildings due to be put in place by spring.

The centre – which will be replaced with a permanent building when the Port of Felixstowe undertakes the second phase of the redevelopment of Landguard Terminal – will provide a focal point for those arriving to find out what there is to do at the different attractions.

It will also feature much-needed toilets, an exhibition hall, and a top quality 58-seat restaurant with panoramic view of Harwich Harbour.

Part of the scheme will be an interpretation project, using the latest computer technology to tell people about Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Museum, the nature reserve, bird observatory, and the port viewing area.

The Landguard Partnership wants to enhance this and include information to encourage people to visit the wider Felixstowe area and Felixstowe Town Council has agreed to give £4,000 towards equipment, including a large media screen and software.

Councillors were told the full project was due to cost around £10,000.

Councillor Andy Smith said: “It is a big opportunity to link the town with Landguard and the branding of Great Days by the Sea, promoted by Felixstowe Futures and the chamber of trade.

“The plan is to do this through touch screens and interactive displays to provide the information.”

Councillor Stuart Bird said: “This initiative is going to enhance the centre and encourage tourists to visit other parts of the town and will be dynamic and exciting.”

He added: “Felixstowe needs this.”



  • I assume that there will be an entrance fee just to go in there and see what is on offer in the area. Will the same information be available on the internet to encourage visitors to Felixstowe in the first place ?

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • What a waste of money as Felixstowe is a decaying cesspit jus tlike Ipswich. What will the centre show ? All the empty shop units and charity shops ? Felixstowe is a dead ghost town in the winter and is full of chavs in the summer. The best thing to come out of Felixstowe in the past 25 years is the A14 !

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    the opinion man

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • I agree with fuztownsend, the opinion man is a troll of the highest order ( I have seen some of his absurd comments elsewhere on this site) But a visit to Southwold, Aldeburgh and Walberswick at this time of the year, is always pleasant, but not exactly lively or a shopping experiance.

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    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • Although 'the opinion man' is a troll of the highest order, he may have a point or two. Why visit Felixstowe when Southwold, Aldeburgh and Walberswick are just s short drive away and offer so much more?

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    Thursday, February 21, 2013

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