Ideas for Ipswich

Ambitious urban planners Allies and Morrison were tasked by Ipswich Central to come up with “Ideas for Ipswich”; to turn various run-down and overlooked areas of the town and Waterfront into vibrant, attractive spaces for residents and visitors alike.

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In Allies and Morrison’s plans, Lloyds Avenue becomes a cosmopolitan eaterie district; with tables and chairs adorning the tree-lined boulevard leading down to the soon-to-be regenerated Cornhill. A fresh, open park area sits along the river bank between Princes Street Bridge and Stoke Bridge; and the currently chameleon-like St Peter’s Dock transforms itself into an impressive pedestrianised Waterfront entrance.

In total, 10 ideas have been put forward by the architects, all of which Ipswich Central say “match perfectly with the aims and aspirations that the board of Ipswich Central have for our town and our levy payers.” Allies and Morrison – who have described Ipswich as “brimming with potential” – have even laid out suggestions to pedestrianise College Street and Key Street; turning the currently headache-inducing one-way system into a natural connection between the town and Waterfront that Ipswich so desperately needs. 

The plans are said to be years, even decades, away from potential development; but we are sure readers will agree that the attention being given to Ipswich and our Waterfront is much-needed, and we are excited to see what the future brings!