Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

Ipswich: Maritime Trust says new developments bring opportunities

10:05 07 June 2014

Ipswich Waterfront from Stoke Bridge

Ipswich Waterfront from Stoke Bridge

Archant

Let’s mark the historic names of the Waterfront

The news of the disposal this week of the Wine Rack, and the plans for it to be completed to provide new homes and commercial space in the Waterfront, are a great boost for the area.

It could indeed provide a catalyst for further re-development in the area, as more sites are snapped up by entrepreneurs who are willing invest and carry on with this great venture.

It is also an opportunity for new owners to choose names which link the the historic docks, wharfes and quays in the area.

Stuart Grimwade, of the Ipswich Maritime Trust, told me the name, Regatta Quay had no historical significance here.

“It is Albion Wharf and that is a much better name,” he said. “We would love to see more of the historic names which link to the past.

“The aim of the trust is to encourage all those involved in the future redevelopment of Ipswich’s historic Waterfront to recognise the importance of the old quay names, and of the need to re-instate them in their rightful locations.” There were plenty of historic names available, he said.

In fact Genesis, the developer of the Stoke Quay housing development have been very keen to know about relevant names for the blocks of the development.

Barnard’s Square too is named after a famous firm of Ipswich boat builders in the Stoke area, he added.

The Ipswich Maritime Trust has its window museum display, about the history of the area, on Albion Wharf.

1 comment

  • Not another empty promise,Graffton way,the old civic centre site ,the mint quarter,luxury hotel complex at Portman Road,new police station at commercial road,st matthews street,the link,to name but a few,i will only believe the wine rack will be completed when i see it.

    Report this comment

    Ipswich and proud

    Monday, June 9, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Rubbish collections in Ipswich will be altered over the Christmas 2016 period - see here to find out when yo put your bins out.

A speeding driver who failed to take a breath test after being pursued by police has been disqualified from driving for 24 months.

Father Christmas and his friends from the Ipswich Round Table are preparing for the 2016 Rudolph Run but what route will they take this year and when will they visit your street?

The Christmas season is crucial to all town centre businesses – and the independents in Ipswich’s St Peter’s Street and St Nicholas Street are hoping for a bumper month.

A 50-year-old man from east London who was arrested in connection with a fatal road crash in Hitcham last week has been bailed.

Youngsters and teenagers in Suffolk are preparing themselves for the bracing conditions of this year’s Christmas Day Dip for the first time.

Mobile speed cameras will be out and about on Suffolk’s roads today.

Hopes of building a major new rail link from East Anglia to Bristol, creating an “Arc of Prosperity” around London have received a major boost.

The award for a Suffolk town’s ‘best dressed Christmas window’ made a short journey across the street after changing hands for the first time in two years.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24