Waterfront spectacle in pipeline

IPSWICH Waterfront could be the setting for a spectacular Christmas light show next month, the Evening Star can confirm today.However there are still obstacles to be overcome - especially health and safety concerns about installing lights and lasers on the huge cranes.

By Paul Geater

IPSWICH Waterfront could be the setting for a spectacular Christmas light show next month, the Evening Star can confirm today.

However there are still obstacles to be overcome - especially health and safety concerns about installing lights and lasers on the huge cranes.

A spokeswoman for the Regatta Quay development said bosses were actively looking at whether they could install lights and lasers on their huge cranes which extend more than 80 metres into the air above the Waterfront.

Sam Kirk, from developers Regatta Quay, said: “We would really like to do something with the cranes for Christmas. It would look fantastic and be really good for Ipswich.

“But there are issues that would need to be overcome, including the health and safety question. We hope things can be sorted out because it would be fantastic over the Christmas period,” she said.

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Three of the five large cranes currently being operated on the Waterfront are undertaking work for contractors Blenheim House which is building the Regatta Quay development on the site of the former Paul's Albion Maltings.

A decision on what Christmas decorations can be put on the cranes is expected to be made over the next few days.

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