Fountains tested as final touches put to new look Cornhill

Cornhill redevelopment is drawing to a close. Picture: Natalie Sadler

Cornhill redevelopment is drawing to a close. Picture: Natalie Sadler - Credit: Archant

The major redevelopment of the Cornhill is set to be completed this week and construction teams have been working throughout the weekend to put the final touches in place.

Hoardings remain in place around the site, which sits at the heart of Ipswich town centre, but later this week they will be removed to reveal the results of the £3.6m project to revamp the public space.

Workers turned on the newly installed fountains on on Friday and again on Saturday morning to test the water feature ahead of the unveiling.

Cornhill redevelopment is drawing to a close. Picture: Natalie Sadler

Cornhill redevelopment is drawing to a close. Picture: Natalie Sadler - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich Society have shared video of the fountain in action on their Facebook page.

A 16,000-litre water tank feeds the 18-spout water feature which will be the centrepiece for the new Cornhill.

Cornhill redevelopment is drawing to a close. Picture: Natalie Sadler

Cornhill redevelopment is drawing to a close. Picture: Natalie Sadler - Credit: Archant

Workers have also been on site completing the new Pret a Manger which is opening in the former Grimwades store.It is hoped the newly redesigned space will spur on further regeneration within the town centre,

The market has been temporarily relocated while the transformation takes place and it now looks set to remain in the new location, between Giles’ Circus and the Town Hall.

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