First stage of Buttermarket Shopping Centre’s regeneration almost complete

Artist's impression of the future Buttermarket Shopping Centre in Ipswich.

Artist's impression of the future Buttermarket Shopping Centre in Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

A new image has emerged of what developers hope the Buttermarket Shopping Centre in Ipswich will look like after its revamp.

The four-storey space is set to be transformed to include a 12 screen cinema, bowling alley, gym and nine restaurants.

The multi-million pound project’s first phase is nearly complete, with New Look open and trading in its new, bigger store and TK Maxx fitting out ready for a grand opening next February.

The second phase to regenerate the 24-year-old building with leisure facilities is now underway and programmed to be ready by summer 2016.

A planning application has now been submitted for a new entrance to the leisure quarter.

Architecture, sports and leisure firm LK2 and contractor Simons Group are refurbishing the Buttermarket for new owner Capital & Regional.

Empire will operate the cinema.

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Illustrations provided by Capital & Regional show restaurants including Wagamama, Joes Kitchen, Five Guys, Prezzo, and Coast to Coast in the new centre.