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PUBLISHED: 05:16 19 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:04 03 March 2010

IPSWICH residents should be on the lookout for a new addition to the town's skyline.

For TXU, Europe's largest domestic energy supplier, is moving its headquarters to a new location in the town.

IPSWICH residents should be on the lookout for a new addition to the town's skyline.

For TXU, Europe's largest domestic energy supplier, is moving its headquarters to a new location in the town.

The construction, on the "Ipswich Village" redevelopment area opposite Portman Road Football Ground will house the 1,000 strong workforce from TXU's five other offices in and around Ipswich.

Construction on the new Business Centre has been under way for several months now and they hope it to be ready for occupancy in early 2003.

At peak times, approximately 200 workers from contractors Bovis Lendlease work on the site.

Commenting on the progress of the centre, Richard Brice, vice President of human resources operations UK said: "We are very happy with the progress of the building. We see this is an important step in the redevelopment of that area of town."

Workers were consulted on what features they wish to see in the new centre and TXU have listened hard to their comments.

"The building will provide a distinctive and new environment for our workers, and is more than simply steel and concrete," said Mr Brice.

The construction is part of TXU's £35 million investment in the economy of Ipswich.

Already one of the largest employers in the region, the company also signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the football club earlier this year.


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