Commercial Square (Grafton Way Phase 1)

A major mixed-use development alongside a new riverside park The Vision The brownfield site along Grafton Way is a prime brownfield site in a very strategic location that can enable the development of a major mixed-use development and new public space. Current proposals for the site are 173 low density, car oriented houses with a … Continue reading Commercial Square (Grafton Way Phase 1)

Portman Road Multi Storey Car Park

An outline planning application has been submitted by Ipswich Borough Council for the erection of a 749 space, 7 floor multi storey car park as well as a realignment of the access road onto Friars Bridge Road and new paved external spaces. The outline application is seeking approval for access, scale and layout before a … Continue reading Portman Road Multi Storey Car Park

57-61 Prince of Wales Drive

Planning has been submitted for the erection of 18 affordable dwellings with 22 car parking spaces for the Orwell Housing Association. The plan comprises of 12 houses along Prince of Wales Drive and 6 flats within a single block towards the rear of the site. The houses would be 2 storeys in height, whilst the … Continue reading 57-61 Prince of Wales Drive

What would you like to see happen to the Island site?

Following the collapse of the Upper Orwell Crossing main bridge, the two smaller bridges and mixed use development always looked unlikely, evermore so in the current climate. The island is a designated enterprise zone, with the aim of attracting tech hubs and businesses, but having to compete with Princes Street and Adastral Park, this always … Continue reading What would you like to see happen to the Island site?

Anglia Retail Park

Ipswich Borough Assets have submitted planing for the erection of two speculative retail units to satisfy demand at Anglia Retail Park on the site of the old garden centre of B&Q. The buildings will stand adjacent to Bounce Indoor Trampoline Park. The building shell will be developed in a manner that will allow the tenants … Continue reading Anglia Retail Park

Webster’s Yard Tower Approved

Planning has been approved for the demolition of the existing buildings at Webster's Yard, Dock Street, and for the erection of a 10 storey metal clad tower, containing eight residential units, and one four storey house described as an 'executive residence'. The site is accessed off Dock Street. To the front of the site is … Continue reading Webster’s Yard Tower Approved

Handford Road Supported Living

A revised application has been submitted for the erection of 22 self contained one bedroom specialised support living apartments ancillary staff area, open space and car parking on Handford Road. The proposed apartment block is three-storey and its massing is in-keeping with theneighbouring residential properties and Booth Court Retirement Home.The scheme will provide high quality … Continue reading Handford Road Supported Living

28 – 50 Grimwade Street

Planning has gone in for the demolition of 28-50 Grimwade Street, and erection of 16 residential council flats in 2 four-storey blocks. The flats will be developed by Ipswich Borough Council owned Handford Homes. The design and arrangement of the two blocks are the result of the need to create a safe and secure scheme. … Continue reading 28 – 50 Grimwade Street

The Coalyard

The developers of the recently refurbished 'Maltings', Pertwee Estates, have submitted a planning application for the erection of a four storey office building on the adjacent car park consisting of 1,753m2 of office accommodation. The site is allocated for employment use in the local plan.The Coalyard is phase II of the developers plan for the … Continue reading The Coalyard

What would you like to see happen to the ‘Waterfront Gateway’?

Ipswich has struggled to attract large development since 2008, although development has started to again increase. However, many sites are now being developed at small scale, both in size and ambition. I aim to develop a concept for a Waterfront Gateway; Ipswich is crying out for a landmark and tourist attraction. The waterfront gateway between … Continue reading What would you like to see happen to the ‘Waterfront Gateway’?