Cornhill Regeneration

All about the controversial Ipswich Cornhill Regeneration/Redevelopment Project by Ipswich Borough Council

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  1. dan5

    Ipswich Town Centre Footfall

    by dan5 in Cornhill RegenerationJan 22, 2018 at 7:15 PM with 1 replies and 39 views.

    The joint IBC & Suffolk Coastal Retail & Commercial Leisure Study 2017 brings some interesting findings of Ipswich's town centre footfall analysing pedestrian behaviours in the primary, secondary and special shopping areas. It makes reference to the NEMS Pedestrian Footfall Count Survey - and it doesn't look good for Ipswich Market in Queen Street, The Saints or the Waterfront. The Top 5 and Bottom 5 footfall counts were specified - using...

    Latest reply: I think it is a big gamble that will result in quite some unemployment and discourage some retailer brands to leave. This footfall study commissioned by IBC is from 2013. Unfortunately 4 years old but the 2017 survey seems to reinforce the...

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    Petition launched regarding Cornhill disaster

    by dan5 in Cornhill RegenerationDec 29, 2017 with 0 replies and 67 views.

    The first online petition has been launched against the Cornhill disaster plans.... Ipswich Star - Petition launched over design of Cornhill revamp in Ipswich I suspect there will be many more in the upcoming weeks.

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    Ipswich Cornhill Regeneration: "The Four Figures"

    by dan5 in Cornhill RegenerationDec 21, 2017 with 2 replies and 83 views.

    The proposed monoliths/arches are formally known as "The Four Figures". We can reveal the proposed content to be presented onto them - and you will be able to tell this was done without a care in the world. If you are an ITFC fan you might approve of their inclusion.The themes on "the Four Figures" are:-Ipswich Cattle MarketIpswich Town Football ClubThe CornhillIpswich WaterfrontBoer War MemorialIpswich IndustryIpswich Town HallThe...

    Latest reply: I assume they will be that green rough marble like effect but will have that pattern and writing inset within it. Although it wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't the top floor of the Wine Rack reinforced concrete being moved here. It wouldn't look...

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    Ipswich Cornhill Regeneration: Planning Update

    by dan5 in Cornhill RegenerationDec 21, 2017 with 0 replies and 82 views.

    Ipswich Borough Council has submitted to themselves a planning application update with plans dated from earlier in the year which shows Princes Street and the water feature as still included with the project.967 Was this by error? Have they obtained the monies through borrowing to allow the full project to go ahead?So far, Ipswich residents have been very unhappy about this project in the majority and Sandy Martin has refused to...

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    Ipswich Cornhill Regeneration: Water Feature

    by dan5 in Cornhill RegenerationDec 21, 2017 with 0 replies and 58 views.

    Even though these are reportedly scrapped now, Ipswich Borough Council has still included them in the project's further planning application 17/01189/CON. These are all dated plans before the application so either these won't happen or the council plans to borrow enough money to keep them.966 There are 5 groups of an 3x5 array of water fountains - 3 horizontal rows, 5 vertical columns - in a staggered formation. If we consider the...

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    Ipswich Cornhill Regeneration: Time Capsule

    by dan5 in Cornhill RegenerationDec 21, 2017 with 0 replies and 50 views.

    Did you know the Ipswich Cornhill Regeneration project will include a time capsule including a marked cover with gold writing?So five years in the making, what started off as a concept for some table and chairs to get people onto the Cornhill, has become a vanity project to get the Upper Orwell Crossings built... residents have been furnished with various designs and features, recently told half of them will be scaled back with an increased...

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    Sandy Martin refuses to intervene on Cornhill vandalism row

    by dan5 in Cornhill RegenerationDec 18, 2017 with 0 replies and 45 views.

    Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has failed (in what appears to be active refusal) to step in and represent his constituents in the Cornhill Regeneration saga. The price has increased £400,000 to £3.6m, the fountains are due to be scrapped and the top part of Princes Street will not be included with the scheme. Ipswich Borough Council are going to continue full steam ahead.Ipswich residents have voiced their disapproval since the initial...

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    Leaked: Actual Ipswich Cornhill End Designs Revealed

    by dan5 in Cornhill RegenerationDec 10, 2017 with 13 replies and 203 views.

    So we didn't get another consultation and the council applied itself for planning permission, granting it despite large opposition; can you believe it that the design as part of the planning application process is not going to be anything like the end design?Likely DesignThese monoliths are less vanilla but not any better looking. Completely random being there! There is a hole in the top, maybe you can stick a football or basketball on...

    Latest reply: So between the newish paving in Princes St, Giles Circus and the New paving on Cornhill we are going to keep a section of old paving. LOLYes, it appears to be the case. The whole idea of this Cornhill Regeneration is to persuade the busy...

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    Cornhill Regeneration scheme rockets to £3.6m after cost saving changes

    by dan5 in Cornhill RegenerationDec 10, 2017 with 8 replies and 124 views.

    A complete shambles. The preferred bidder will stick the project far over budget and require parts to be scrapped or "value engineered". Ipswich Borough Council are planning to borrow £200,000 and seek equal contributions from other partners to make up the £400,000 shortfall. If this isn't bad enough, the £3.6m inflated cost still won't cover the cost of the Preferred Bidder - and it appears any others. In order to reduce the cost enough,...

    Latest reply: I hope Ipswich Star has gone along to the meeting and will reveal the result/decision...

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    Ipswich Cornhill: Market Or Open Space?

    by dan5 in Cornhill RegenerationAug 22, 2017 with 11 replies and 162 views.

    Going back to an almost 5 year old article by Paul Geater, where the debate was whether Ipswich Market should stay or go, with Ipswich Cornhill Regeneration it appears the conclusion is likely to be neither! 445 Sir Stuart was calling for the market to be relocated, albeit only a short distance, while the market traders insist they will not move from the Cornhill.One of the main concerns about the town centre is the number of empty...

    Latest reply: Martin, this is the intention. They want to pull people south to the waterfront... but a market on Cromwell Square will also encourage that but be a good location for it.I am still waiting for the Star Lane gyratory plans to be made public! Are...

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