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For centuries, the Ipswich Dock has played a vital role in the town’s economic success.

The docks sit on a bend in the River Orwell and have been in operation since at least the 8th century, in fact, when the wet dock area was constructed in 1842 it was the biggest enclosed dock in the UK.

The vision of the Victorian town fathers has produced a facility that is still important for commerce and now as an attraction for local people and tourists.

In 1997 the port was sold by Ipswich Ports Ltd to Associated British Ports and soon after new facilities were built, bringing about the first wave of the Waterfront regeneration.

The next wave came in 2000, when a £1.9m agribulk storage facility opened, new automated lock gates were installed and the 180-berth Ipswich Haven Marina opened – bringing the yachting fraternity to Ipswich.

The Old Custom House was refurbished and restored and new buildings began springing up along the quaysides and beyond, including The Salthouse Hotel – Ipswich’s only 4-star hotel, University Campus Suffolk, which opened in 2008, and controversial development The Mill, which is East Anglia’s tallest building.

The Jerwood DanceHouse brings an artistic touch to the Waterfront while Isaacs, The Waterfront Bistro, Aurora, The Last Anchor and Coffee Link all offer food, drink and entertainment.

There are regular events celebrating the past, present and future including the summer Maritime Festival.

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A boat, which is 5.2m wide, 5.9m high, 24.8m long and weighs 59000kgs, was towed from Cambridgeshire to Ipswich Haven Marina.

Gallery: Large boat escorted by police from Cambridgeshire to Ipswich Waterfront on A14 and through villages

Motorists in Suffolk faced delays today when police escorted a large boat from Cambridgeshire to Ipswich’s Waterfront.

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Staff from Realise Futures in Ipswich enjoying the companys Bake Off in celebration of Social Saturday.

East Anglia: Realise Futures and Eastern Enterprise Hub back ‘Social Saturday’ initiative

Realise Futures, the Suffolk-based social enterprise which creates work opportunities for the disabled and disadvantaged, will be taking part in tomorrow’s nation-wide “Social Saturday” initiative.

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George Paul formally of BOCM Pauls

Ipswich: Family unsentimental about BOCM Pauls name change

Descendants of the founder of an Ipswich-based animal feed business which is set to undergo a name-change this year say they are unsentimental about the loss of the historic brand.

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A boat, which is 5.2m wide, 5.9m high, 24.8m long and weighs 59000kgs, was towed from Cambridgeshire to Ipswich Haven Marina.

Gallery: Large boat escorted by police from Cambridgeshire to Ipswich Waterfront on A14 and through villages

Motorists in Suffolk faced delays today when police escorted a large boat from Cambridgeshire to Ipswich’s Waterfront.

Read full story »

Staff from Realise Futures in Ipswich enjoying the companys Bake Off in celebration of Social Saturday.

East Anglia: Realise Futures and Eastern Enterprise Hub back ‘Social Saturday’ initiative

Realise Futures, the Suffolk-based social enterprise which creates work opportunities for the disabled and disadvantaged, will be taking part in tomorrow’s nation-wide “Social Saturday” initiative.

Read full story »

Hadleigh Supplement 
George Paul formally of BOCM Pauls

Ipswich: Family unsentimental about BOCM Pauls name change

Descendants of the founder of an Ipswich-based animal feed business which is set to undergo a name-change this year say they are unsentimental about the loss of the historic brand.

Read full story »

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