From hell-hole to luxury flats

ST Francis Tower, the Ipswich town centre "skyscraper" has been sold, The Evening Star reveals today.The landmark building could be transformed from a hellhole – which has been the site of suicide plunges, fires and a headline-hitting court case where a dog was kept in possibly the filthiest flat in town – to luxury apartments.

ST Francis Tower, the Ipswich town centre "skyscraper" has been sold, The Evening Star reveals today.

The landmark building could be transformed from a hellhole – which has been the site of suicide plunges, fires and a headline-hitting court case where a dog was kept in possibly the filthiest flat in town – to luxury apartments.

Although everyone connected to the sale of the 16-storey residential block is staying tight-lipped about the deal, it is understood it was sold in the middle of last month for more than £1million and redevelopment is a strong option.

The new owner is Ipswich Central Limited, which has bought the freehold, but it is not known if it will be carrying out the redevelopment.


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Ipswich Central Limited is a new company set up in December last year but had previously traded as Plantelite Limited.

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