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Waterfront news

Sunday, November 29, 2015

University Campus Suffolk’s new choir is to appear on BBC Songs of Praise

Jazz singer and songwriter Zoe Gilby

Seasonal delights by the Waterfront

It's been a busy day in Ipswich

All the news from a busy day in Ipswich in video form, including the closure of Marks and Spencer, station revamp and sport.

An artist's impression of the restored brewery.

This is a first look at how a refurbished and converted former Tolly Cobbold brewery will be at the centre of a new housing development on Ipswich waterfront.

Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere at the former sugar beet factory site off Sproughton Road.

A new Enterprize Zone involving 10 development sites across East Anglia, with the potential to create 18,500 jobs, was announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.

The Cliff Quay brewery is going to be developed.

An historic Ipswich building which only months ago was considered ‘at risk’ has been boosted by plans for a major redevelopment project which could see it become a thriving hub of the community.

The site of the proposed new flood barrier.

The final phase of the £53m flood protection scheme for Ipswich is due to start at the end of this month after the contract to build and fit the £21m tidal barrier was confirmed.

Sarah Duncan of Ashlton KCJ.

East Anglian law firm Ashton KCJ has welcomed a new solicitor, Sarah Duncan. She is based at Ashton KCJ’s Waterfront House office in Ipswich and will be working alongside the firm’s commercial property and litigation teams across all of the its seven offices.

Top 10 restaurants in Ipswich

Friday, November 13, 2015
EADT Top 10 restaurants in Ipswich. The Townhouse

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis lists her top 10 places to eat in Ipswich, Suffolk’s county town

Anthony and Kathy Brooks with chef Matthew Bennett, and the new Suffolk cook book

Family restaurant is preparing for 14th Christmas at the Waterfront

Second event for networking group

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Some of the women who attended the first Ladies in Property Suffolk (LiPS) event in June 2015.

Networking group Ladies in Property Suffolk (LiPS) is to hold a second event for female property professionals around the county.

Flowers placed at the layby on the A14 close to where Carl Samuel died.

Prisoner Carl Samuel who was killed on the A14 in Suffolk after jumping in front of a lorry had been arguing with his girlfriend over his fears of “failing to live up to her expectations”, an inquest has heard.

Jackie Sadek makes a point at the conference, watched by Terry Baxter, Ben Gummer, and county council leader Colin Noble.

Carry on with your work, you don’t need government help – that was the message from government regeneration expert Jackie Sadek to the Ipswich Vision conference.

Tributes and flowers left outside UCS on the Ipswich waterfront in memory of Rhys Lungley who died there in 2014.

A young Ipswich man who died after a motorbike crash last year was over the drink drive limit and not wearing crash helmet, an inquest heard.

UCS paramedics course. Practical session, 
Megan Cocksedge checks blood pressure.

Student paramedics at UCS are enthusiastic about their new course

Across Ipswich, Waterfront and wet dock - photo by Andrew Mortimer

Footloose workers who don’t want to buy a home must be catered for in the housing market with policies to attract big money investors, a Suffolk MP has said.

Ipswich Independent Business of the Year winner Sophia Norris of Pocket Watch and Petticoats with Alan Rayner of Twist & Shout

Retro-chic at Ipswich Independent Business of the Year

Artists, Members of the Pigs Gone Wild Team and Anthony Coe from the John Russell Gallery, gather outside UCS with the first pig sculpture, Tally-Ho Trotters

Ipswich’s biggest-ever mass-participation art event is looking for artists to get involved in painting its pigs.

Work underway at Tower Ramparts, Ipswich

The completion of the rebuilding work at Ipswich town centre’s Tower Ramparts is on schedule – and the shopping centre is due to be relaunched as “Sailmakers” at the start of the Christmas shopping season.

Dr Atul Shah, UCS

University Campus Suffolk (UCS) is hosting a week of events bringing together staff and students from its Suffolk Business School and the county’s business community.

David Mortimer's photo of Ipswich from above

Amazon is planning to use drones to deliver parcels in the not-too-distant future, but here in Suffolk unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are already being used to help sell homes.

Ipswich Waterfront on lovely sunny day

Inviting the business community into the university

Yoga Day at DanceHouse at the Waterfront, July 25, 2015

Yoga for health and fitness

Mark Ling hopes Ipswich will get more power from the devolution settlement.

A group of Ipswich-based business leaders are trying to persuade the Government to use the current debate over devolution to prompt the creation of a new Greater Ipswich authority – giving the south-east of Suffolk much more power over its own future.

Sarah Duncan, Ashlton KCJ

Ashton KCJ is pleased to welcome a new solicitor, Sarah Duncan, to the firm.

Karen Banham hugs her dad Phil Hicks

Eileen Hicks knows how dementia can ‘steal’ the person you married. When she realised she could help fight the disease, she vowed to act

Old Fore Street

Over the past century the occasional building in Fore Street has been lost to fire, road building or the owner’s desire to rebuild to suit modern use, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

Delegates from the ABP Marine Conference at ABP, Old Custom House, Port of Ipswich.

Some of best marine minds in the country were in Ipswich this week as harbour masters, dock masters and marine managers gathered for an annual conference.

The launch of 'Pigs Gone Wild' at Trinity Park.

A piggie parade that is set to draw many visitors to Ipswich and raise £100,000 for a hospice charity took off in style last night at a glittering launch event.

Paul Clement, chief executive of Ipswich Central

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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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