Nostalgia: Buttermarket complex still thriving nearly 30 years on
PUBLISHED: 14:42 01 July 2020
It seems hard to believe that it’s 28 years since the opening of the Buttermarket shopping complex in the heart of Ipswich town centre.
Shops have come and gone over the years and its most recent revamp has seen the addition of an Empire cinema, ten-pin bowling and soft play centre, plus new restaurants.
The centre remains a vital hub for shopping in one of the oldest streets in town where traders have opened their doors daily for hundreds of years.
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When it opened in October 1992 The Buttermarket was a four-level, £65million shopping centre with 270,000 sq ft of space plus a 430-space underground car park on two levels.
Owen Owen and C&A were the flagship stores supported by a large number of smaller outlets, including the much-loved Andy’s Records.
Our gallery shows pictures from the construction phase as well as the opening of the complex. Do they jog any memories for you? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
To order photos, visit www.eadt.co.uk/myphotos24, or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.
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