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Part of former Mattressman store could become flats

PUBLISHED: 09:32 07 November 2020 | UPDATED: 11:38 07 November 2020

The former Mattressman store in Ipswich, pictured here before it closed, could be in part converted into flats. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The former Mattressman store in Ipswich, pictured here before it closed, could be in part converted into flats. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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Part of Ipswich’s former Mattressman store in Upper Brook Street could become flats, if plans are given the go-ahead.

The former Mattressman store in Ipswich has been empty for the past three years. Picture: GOOGLE MAPSThe former Mattressman store in Ipswich has been empty for the past three years. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The two-storey site, opposite the junction with the Buttemarket in Ipswich town centre and close to Sainsbury’s, Wilko, Caffe Nero and Greggs, has been vacant for three years.

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Now, London-based My Construction has applied to Ipswich Borough Council to change the use of part of the premises from a shop to one single bedroom flat and a two-bedroom apartment.

However, the shopfront and a large retail area would be kept downstairs, should a business come along looking to open a store in the town.

Last and Tricker Partnership, the agent for the development, said the mixture of flats would be an “ideal use of a building that is highly unlikely to be let in its present form”.

It had previously been for advertised for rent at a cost of £39,950 per year.


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