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Final piece of Ipswich Cornhill finally starts to arrive in town centre

PUBLISHED: 16:31 15 November 2018

Part of the Four Gateways arrives at Ipswich Cornhill. Picture: PAUL GEATER

Part of the Four Gateways arrives at Ipswich Cornhill. Picture: PAUL GEATER

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Work to complete the final section of the Cornhill revamp in Ipswich has started with the arrival of the first part of the “Four Gateways” artwork which is going up outside Debenhams.

The first section of the new piece of public art arrived on Thursday and was being manoeuvred into position during the day. Eventually it will form a focal point in front of the new Pret a Manger

The arches are due to be fully installed by the end of this month – although there will be no work while the town’s Christmas Tree is being installed on Sunday.

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