Ipswich Vision: Focus on 2019

2018 was a busy year for the Vision and the partners: with some important projects such as the Cornhill Regeneration and Crown Street Car Park being successfully delivered.

The challenge for 2019 is to build and develop on these, and help partners deliver on more projects.

High up the list is the Public Realm Strategy which is currently out for public consultation. This will build on the work carried out on the Cornhill and help to deliver more improvements to the wider town; helping to improve how we move around the town and our experience in doing so. For more information regarding the public realm document visit www.ipswich.gov.uk.

In January, work will start on St. Peter’s Wharf - an important gateway to the Waterfront at Stoke Bridge. This will include works to the roadway and pavements; for more information visit www.suffolk.gov.uk. 

Now work has been completed on the Cornhill, the next step is to implement and develop further ideas for the space. To develop the Cornhill into a flexible space for the public, to maximise engagement with as many groups as possible from the community, and our incredibly diverse Arts Council Funded Portfolio holders including Dance East, Pacitti Company, Eastern Angles and New Wolsey Theatre. Partners are currently working on this. It will also be important to encourage its use throughout the year as a place to enjoy, take your lunch or enjoy the water feature [when it gets warmer!].

An exciting new project that is currently under construction is The Hold; a new heritage centre for Suffolk. The Vision partners are supporting Suffolk County Council and the University in promoting the wider benefits to the county as to what this new building can offer, both digitally on and off site, and as a visitor. A programme of community engagement is planned for the coming year.

The development of the Winerack is well on track with the marketing of the apartments now underway. The Maltings project on Princes Street is also progressing well.

For more information on the work of the Ipswich Vision please visit
www.ipswichvision.co.uk and follow us on Twitter @ipsvision