Gallery: Latest Waterfront homes development fast taking shape at historic dockyard off Great Whip Street in Ipswich

Ongoing work on Great Whip Street housing development, Ipswich Ongoing work on Great Whip Street housing development, Ipswich

Thursday, December 26, 2013
10:00 AM

Hundreds of new homes are taking shape at Stoke Quay, in the historic Ipswich Waterfront.

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Contractor ISG Jackson is building this major urban regenerations scheme, a mixed-use scheme eventually costing around £36 million, for the Genesis Housing Association.

The scheme will bring 386 new homes to the town, including 25 town houses and three blocks of flats.

The first phase of the contract, with Genesis Housing, focuses on the delivery of 149 affordable and ExtraCare homes on the disused brownfield site. The site is the location of a ‘lost’ 7th Century Saxon church and cemetery, and last September archaeologists systematically investigated the area uncovering evidence of its past occupation and use.

The design of the scheme makes full use of the sloping nature of the site and incorporates a basement car parking structure, which doubles as a flood defence measure.

Genesis Housing Association is one of the largest housing associations in the UK, providing 33,000 homes for more than 100,000 individuals and families.

It provides homeless hostels and homes for the elderly.

10 comments

  • With the planners in this town, you may as well drop the words 'historic' and 'dockyards' just call it houses flats next to a big pond!!

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    Matt Nicholls

    Thursday, December 26, 2013

  • Immediate reaction was not another Greyfriars-concrete jungle. Don't the planners have consideration for quality of life for people here?

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    howder

    Thursday, December 26, 2013

  • Hurts me to see how the Docks has changed, spent nearly all of my childhood on the docks, playing truant,, in the 60s. Running across the barges, etc etc,, anyone remember these times ???

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    pedro

    Monday, December 30, 2013

  • What is 'affordable housing' other than a chance to make a fast buck? You may be able to buy cheaply but what happens when you come to sell?

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    ElaineD17

    Friday, December 27, 2013

  • Is there some council by-law which states that anything built near the Wet Dock has to be hideously ugly?

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    beerlover

    Thursday, December 26, 2013

  • Mixed use scheme = slums of the near future!

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    Billy Knowbend

    Thursday, December 26, 2013

  • Hurts me to see how the Docks has changed, spent nearly all of my childhood on the docks, playing truant,, in the 60s. Running across the barges, etc etc,, anyone remember these times ???

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    pedro

    Monday, December 30, 2013

  • Hurts me to see how the Docks has changed, spent nearly all of my childhood on the docks, playing truant,, in the 60s. Running across the barges, etc etc,, anyone remember these times ???

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    pedro

    Monday, December 30, 2013

  • Homes ! Don't make me laugh , these places will never be homes and therefore will attract renters , get some proper housing built quick otherwise you will find all our youngsters will be disappearing abroad . Nobody wants flats that have a family , greed of the developer ruining our Country supported by blinkered Councils

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    Poppys Dad

    Thursday, December 26, 2013

  • Hurts me to see how the Docks has changed, spent nearly all of my childhood on the docks, playing truant,, in the 60s. Running across the barges, etc etc,, anyone remember these times ???

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    pedro

    Monday, December 30, 2013

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