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Office and leisure set for mill site

PUBLISHED: 20:58 06 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:09 03 March 2010

OFFICE space and leisure could be on the cards for the former Cranfields site, it has been revealed today.

Bosses at the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) are keeping tight-lipped before the grand announcement on Monday on what is to be done with the site.

OFFICE space and leisure could be on the cards for the former Cranfields site, it has been revealed today.

Bosses at the East of England Development Agency (EEDA), are keeping tight-lipped before the announcement on Monday on what is to be done with the site.

But a spokesman for the organisation said that new ideas for the former flour mill could incorporate offices and leisure facilities.

A consortium of developers have been brought in from London, who have been involved in regeneration schemes in the south of the City,

to breathe new life into the site.

The developers have not yet gone for outline planning permission for the huge scheme.

Cranfield's was bought by the Cambridge-based Eeda and the grain company moved out in April, 2000 so work could start on the historic building.

The new development is just one of a host of building works taking place along Ipswich waterfront.

New flats are being built next to the Felaw Maltings business centre in a bid to breathe new life into the dock area.

It is hoped that the area will become the focal point of Ipswich, with homes, offices and warehouses bringing a new buzz to the area.

When Eeda first bought the historic mill it was revealed that one of the huge concrete grain silos would be pulled down but it was uncertain whether the other one would face demolition.

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