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Ipswich: Iceland supermarket to open in former Littlewoods store in Tower Ramparts on April 29

PUBLISHED: 13:10 22 April 2014 | UPDATED: 13:10 22 April 2014

Property giants LaSalle bought the centre two years ago and are talking to officials at the borough about a major internal redesign of the building to attract new tenants.

Property giants LaSalle bought the centre two years ago and are talking to officials at the borough about a major internal redesign of the building to attract new tenants.

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A new Iceland store is to open in Ipswich’s Tower Ramparts shopping centre at the end of the month.

The new store, created from the upper ground floor of the former Littlewoods department store in the shopping centre, is due to open its doors for the first time on April 29.

There has been considerable engineering work over recent months to convert the former department store, built over three floors, into three separate shop units.

Store Manager Rob McDonald said: “We are delighted to be opening our new store in Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre.

“We will be creating around 28 new jobs for the area, and as we have been voted the Best Big Company to work for in 2012 and 2014, we are sure there will be a lot happy faces to greet our customers on opening day.”

The company’s existing store in St Matthews Street will remain open.

Iceland will be opening just weeks after the lower ground floor unit beneath it opened as a Poundland – which is in addition to the existing store in Carr Street.

6 comments

  • People do so love to moan... empty unit moan... new store moan.... personally for the location and type of store I think it's a great fit.

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    K Mcc

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  • Just what Ipswich needs to bring shoppers in from out of town, another low-market national chain.

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    Emmy Lou

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  • I shop in Iceland .... especially for their loo rolls, which are excellent at £1 for 4! But when the new store opens I will buy from there and stop going to the other store. I suspect many will do the same as the new store is adjacent to the bus station and much nearer to car parks than the other store. My prediction is that the St Matthew's Street store will soon close. As stated here by others, jobs are not really 'created' in the retail industry these days as much as 'relocated'.

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    Johnthebap

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  • It won't *CREATE* 28 jobs. It will *EMPLOY* 28 people. But the customers who shop there will previously have shopped somewhere else (possibly a locally-run shop) so the net result will be a *REDUCTION* in jobs in the local economy as well as more money being taken out of it.

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    beerlover

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  • if you don't like it.. don't shop there and move.. it has created 28 jobs and brings more people into Tower Ramparts.... so be happy for the 28 people.

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    Neil Nield

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  • Poundland and Iceland. About as up-market as Ipswich seems able to cope with, unfortunately.

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    beerlover

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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