Watch as former Archant offices on Lower Brook street are demolished

Lower Brook Street being demolished. Picture: ARCHANT

Lower Brook Street being demolished. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The former East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star offices are no more.

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

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.

Archant was at Lower Brook street for 50 years before moving on October 24, 2016.

Our offices are now located at Portman House, at the junction of Princes Street and Portman Road.

Take a look at our pictures of the building getting demolished.

The triangular building which we now call home was constructed almost 100 years ago, as a bonded warehouse for Churchman’s, the cigar makers who were major employers in Ipswich for decades.

This is Archant’s fifth building in the 142 years the Suffolk business has been operating.

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From the 1880s until 1966 we had a red brick Victorian building in Carr Street – complete with turret – before moving to our purpose-built offices in Lower Brook Street.