Former Archant offices in Ipswich coming down for new sheltered homes

The former East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star offices in Lower Brook Street are rapidly being

The former East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star offices in Lower Brook Street are rapidly being demolished. Picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: Archant

The former offices of the Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times in Ipswich’s Lower Brook Street are rapidly fading into only memories as the demolition teams work to clear the site.

The former East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star offices in Lower Brook Street are rapidly being

The former East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star offices in Lower Brook Street are rapidly being demolished. Picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: Archant

Most of the main office that fronted on to Lower Brook Street has now gone – although the old print hall and advertising department is still mainly intact.

The site is being cleared to allow the construction of a new McCarthy & Stone retirement development of sheltered homes.

Construction work on that scheme is due to start early next year once the demolition is completed.

The first units at the new development are expected to be completed by the end of next year and could be occupied by Christmas 2018.

Demolition of the former Archant newsapaper offices and print works at Lower Brook Street continues.

Demolition of the former Archant newsapaper offices and print works at Lower Brook Street continues. The site will eventually be used for new homes. Picture: DAVID VINCENT - Credit: Archant

The Star and EADT moved to new offices at Portman House on the junction of Princes Street and Portman Road in October last year – but Lower Brook Street was the company’s home for nearly 50 years.

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