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Gallery: Latest Waterfront homes development fast taking shape at historic dockyard off Great Whip Street in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 December 2013

Ongoing work on Great Whip Street housing development, Ipswich

Ongoing work on Great Whip Street housing development, Ipswich

Hundreds of new homes are taking shape at Stoke Quay, in the historic Ipswich Waterfront.

Contractor ISG Jackson is building this major urban regenerations scheme, a mixed-use scheme eventually costing around £36 million, for the Genesis Housing Association.

The scheme will bring 386 new homes to the town, including 25 town houses and three blocks of flats.

The first phase of the contract, with Genesis Housing, focuses on the delivery of 149 affordable and ExtraCare homes on the disused brownfield site. The site is the location of a ‘lost’ 7th Century Saxon church and cemetery, and last September archaeologists systematically investigated the area uncovering evidence of its past occupation and use.

The design of the scheme makes full use of the sloping nature of the site and incorporates a basement car parking structure, which doubles as a flood defence measure.

Genesis Housing Association is one of the largest housing associations in the UK, providing 33,000 homes for more than 100,000 individuals and families.

It provides homeless hostels and homes for the elderly.

Worried neighbours in an Ipswich street claim brazen drug dealing is taking place in front of children returning home from school.

There is good news for bargain hunters in Stowmarket as a discount store bids to make a return to the town.

A 17-year-old youth accused of being involved in a fight in the car park of an Ipswich McDonald’s restaurant during which a 16-year-old boy was stabbed has admitted an offence of violent disorder.

Police are looking to speak to a man in connection with incidents of stalking in the Norwich Road area of Ipswich.

Families on the Ravenswood estate have spoken of their disappointment after it was announced Rudolph and Santa won’t be passing through their streets this year.

Ipswich singer/songwriter Richard Osborne - who records under his surname - Osborne, has a worldwide hit on his hands with his debut dance single.

MP Dr Dan Poulter has demanded that Mid Suffolk Council takes action to ensure there is no development on land at Brockford in his constituency without planning permission.

Strictly Come Dancing attracts millions of viewers every Saturday evening to the BBC and the show has breathed new life into what has been a popular pastime in Ipswich for decades.

A three vehicle crash on the A12 at Saxmundham caused traffic hold ups at lunchtime today.

David Button will lead by example as he joins more than 400 fundraisers to brave the wintry weather on Christmas morning and run into the sea at Felixstowe.

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