New hotel could be set for Adastral Park

A TOP quality new hotel could be one of the major attractions when Adastral Park is redeveloped.A four-star Ramada hotel is earmarked for the regeneration of the BT site at Martlesham Heath, near Ipswich.

A TOP quality new hotel could be one of the major attractions when Adastral Park is redeveloped.

A four-star Ramada hotel is earmarked for the regeneration of the BT site at Martlesham Heath, near Ipswich.

The 120-bedroom hotel is still subject to planning permission and if approved it will help to bring in the country's brightest brains for top-level conferences.

Thousands of people will move to Adastral Park to take up the 2,000 new homes and occupy 2,000 new jobs if the vision for the future, currently being unveiled to the public, becomes reality.

This means that a small section of the A12 will be used by up to 6,000 employees and their families - 4,000 people are already employed there - and also by the existing development at Martlesham Heath.

Land south and east of Adastral Park is reserved for the new houses and ultimately Martlesham, which used to have an airfield and a few houses, will be the size of a small town.

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Debbie Burr, Adastral Park communications manager, said talks had begun with the county council about the road infrastructure and BT had started travel studies. One aim was to improve links with Martlesham Heath.

Martlesham parish council has already warned that the area east of Ipswich “is already at saturation point”.

The roadshow is at Kesgrave community centre today from 10am to 8pm, and at Martlesham Heath St Michael's church community centre from 2pm to 8pm tomorrow.>

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