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Felaw Maltings are big, occupying a massive footprint of built space on the Waterfront at Stoke Quays. They are not excessively tall in comparison to some modern Ipswich buildings but they do provide extensive floor space for today’s business users.

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Developer John Howard is about to go out to tender to select the building company to complete the Waterfront tower that has become known as `The Winerack.’

Sky Ride Ipswich 2015

Thousands of cyclists took over the streets of Ipswich in a traffic-free bike ride through some of the town’s most picturesque settings on Sunday.

Cyclists leave the Ipswich waterfront taking part in the Crafted Classique on Saturday, 22 August.

More than 700 cyclists took part in a bike ride across the Suffolk countryside on Saturday.

Businesswoman Lynn Turner who is about to open her second boutique in St Peter's Street, Ipswich

Vote of confidence in Ipswich as a shopping centre

Ipswich Maritime Event at Waterfront, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK on 16 August 2015

ABP Ipswich Port opens its offices to the public during Maritime Festival weekend - The Old Custom House from across the marina

ABP’s Port of Ipswich opened its office doors to the public for the first time over the weekend as part of the Ipswich Maritime Festival.

Cyclists ride through Ipswich during the Sky Ride in 2013

A weekend of cycling events in Ipswich and across east Suffolk kicks off tomorrow morning with the Crafted Classique and continues on Sunday with the Sky Ride around the town.

Cyclists ride through Ipswich during the Sky Ride in 2013

This Sunday, thousands of cyclists are set to take to the streets of Ipswich for a traffic-free bike ride through some of the town’s most picturesque settings.

Ipswich Maritime Event at Waterfront, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK on 16 August 2015

ABP Ipswich Port opens its offices to the public during Maritime Festival weekend - The Old Custom House from across the marina

ABP’s Port of Ipswich opened its office doors to the public for the first time over the weekend as part of the Ipswich Maritime Festival.

Member of The Garrison Artillery Volunteers fire an 18 pdr artillery piece  at Maritime Ipswich

Ipswich council sinks successful Maritime Festival

Waterfront Festival Waterfront.

Our iWitness photographers were out in force this weekend to capture the best of Ipswich’s Maritime Festival.

Member of The Garrison Artillery Volunteers fire an 18 pdr artillery piece  at Maritime Ipswich

Ipswich Waterfront took a step back in time this weekend with the arrival of the highly anticipated Maritime Festival.

Cabinet of Curiosities at UCS, August 2015

Cabinet of Curiosities is making art at UCS

Maritime Ipswich Festival

Take a look at our guide to what’s on offer in Suffolk and Essex this weekend, including music, sport, arts, and fun for all the family.

Waterfront Yoga day success

Friday, August 14, 2015
Yoga Day at DanceHouse at the Waterfront, July 25, 2015

Former dance teacher Lynn Turner’s first Yoga Day at the Jerwood DanceHouse, on the Ipswich Waterfront, was a great success.

Maritime Ipswich Festival

This year’s maritime festival, a highlight in the Ipswich summer calendar, remembers the wartime years with a number of re-enactments and exhibitions.

Great Britain's Chris Thompson at Tower Bridge

A major new event in Suffolk’s sporting calendar will be held in the centre of Ipswich tomorrow evening – and people are being urged to line the streets to show their support.

A National Citizen Service group have set up a memorial garden in Holywells Park alongside the Ipswich Hospital Baby Bereavement Group, for parents who have lost a child.

A new memorial garden for families who have lost a baby, is to be set up in Ipswich.

Ed Sheeran performs a secret show in the woods at Latitude 2015 - Paul Bayfield

Superstar solo artist Ed Sheeran is to become an inspirational role model for University Campus Suffolk.

Ipswich Maritime Trust directors Capt Geoffrey Hartgove, Des Pawson and Stuart Grimwade at Neptune Marina.

Maritime Trust is looking forward to the festival weekend

Northanger Abbey, DOT Productions, August 2015

From arts and music to sport and days out with the family, there is plenty to keep the family entertained in East Anglia this weekend - take a look at our guide here if you need some inspiration.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy is clearly happy in the town

A thriving waterfront, picturesque parks, a mix of culture and sport – is it these things which have seen Ipswich named as one of the happiest places to live in Britain?

Crowds watch the pop-up cinema on Ipswich Waterfront

Ipswich Waterfront was transformed into an outdoor cinema, giving visitors the chance to watch two films for free in the weekend sunshine.

Maritime Festival at Ipswich Waterfront.

Historic vessels, Old Gaffers, a food market and a funfair will all line the Waterfront for the annual maritime extravaganza later this month.

Crowds in Fore Street, Ipswich, for the Queens 1961 visit. The buildings in the left foreground opposite Grimwade Street  have been replaced by flats. Do you recognise anybody in the picture?

The Queen’s arrival in Ipswich in 1961 marked the first official visit by a reigning monarch for four centuries.

St Mary-at-the-Quay, Ipswich opens to visitors during its restoration

A historic building near Ipswich’s waterfront is nearing the end of a £5million makeover to turn it into a versatile community space.

Wheels on the Waterfront

First Wheels on the Waterfront is hailed a great success

Sign for the toilets in Isaacs on the Quay in Ipswich.

An Ipswich bar has defended a toilet sign that suggests women think about shopping and men football as “light-hearted humour”.

Lynne Turner, Cake and Catwalk boutique

Lynn launches a special all-day yoga event

A Fairline yacht at the Wet Dock in Ipswich.

Luxury motor yacht builder Fairline is to officially launch a new dealership in Ipswich next month.

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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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