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  1. dan5

    Upper Orwell Crossings: August Update

    by dan5 in Upper Orwell CrossingsAug 6, 2017 with 10 replies and 110 views.

    Not much more new information about the Upper Orwell Crossings (vanity bridge)... what we currently know...In May 2017 there was an Upper Orwell Crossing Navigation Working Group meetingCornhill Redevelopment got approval during purdah to safeguard the investment in return for the vanity bridgeBen Gummer used the vanity bridge as his sole political marketing campaign, which involved t-shirts with the bridge design on.... and subsequently...

    Latest reply: I think Ipswich Society has a meeting in the spring on the UOC.I didn't go to the IMT meeting but I don't think it would have been as constructive as we might have expected. It would have been interesting if you didn't know anything about the...

  2. dan5

    David Ellesmere: "lack of clarity" over Upper Orwell Crossings

    by dan5 in Upper Orwell CrossingsSep 12, 2017 with 8 replies and 91 views.

    At the most recent "Council" meeting of Ipswich Borough Council, the Labour Council Leader Councillor David Ellesmere responded to the following question " What are plans from the Council to ensure clear information and regular project updates are shared with both the townsfolk and the local MP, to ensure that people don’t jump to the wrong conclusions about the final design and its local impact?"... David Ellesmere: There is a lack of...

    Latest reply: this is unacceptable. so people arrive at the original time ("late") and miss the talk on Ipswich’s largest project for some time!

  3. dan5

    Enterprise Island: no clear plan

    by dan5 in Upper Orwell CrossingsSep 12, 2017 with 0 replies and 24 views.

    David Ellesmere has said there is no "clear plan" to develop Enterprise Island but the council has received a presentation in the early stages relating to "Enterprise Island" with the concept being developed by land owner ABP. It appears as though the goal is housing and they are waiting on the flood defences before they can proceed.Councillor Ellesmere: There isn’t currently a clear plan to develop the Islandsite and this is not covered...

  4. dan5

    IBC Council Meeting: Upper Orwell Crossings

    by dan5 in Upper Orwell CrossingsSep 11, 2017 with 3 replies and 38 views.

    Question 2 to be put to Councillor Ellesmere by Ms L AlexanderMs Alexander: This Question is for Councillor Ellesmere. It is reassuring thatthe Council, local institutions and business leaders are seemingly much infavour of the Upper Orwell Crossing project and the significant benefits itcould bring to Ipswich. What are the Council’s intention on actually seeing thisproject through to its final completion given there is also some...

    Latest reply: Here is a link to the meeting minutes and documents... Agenda for Council on Wednesday 26th July 2017, 6.00 pm | Democracy Online | Ipswich Borough Council

  5. dan5

    Upper Orwell Crossings: Timescales And 2020-21 Funding Deadline

    by dan5 in Upper Orwell CrossingsAug 10, 2017 with 0 replies and 40 views.

    Funding from the government has been secured until the end of the 2020/21 financial year.It is important that consent is obtained in 2017 and work to begin 2019/2020.The £77m budget is capped - no further monies from central government. The current cost is now circa £100m instead of the earlier £60m Wet Dock Crossing estimate.What are the timescales associated with this decision? 13. Government funding for the schemes has been secured...

  6. dan5

    Upper Orwell Crossings: From £60m To £98m In 2 Years

    by dan5 in Upper Orwell CrossingsAug 10, 2017 with 0 replies and 35 views.

    How much would the Upper Orwell Crossings cost the taxpayer?In 2014 as part of the build up to the following years General Election campaign, Ben Gummer stated the Wet Dock Crossing (as it was known at the time) would cost £60m. (Third paragraph in the image)290 What is now apparent is figures of close to £100m are being suggested as the end cost. If we take the figure of £98m which has been officially circulated, at the time of the...

  7. dan5

    Upper Orwell Crossings: More Important Than Copdock Interchange?

    by dan5 in Upper Orwell CrossingsAug 10, 2017 with 0 replies and 29 views.

    Look on Google Maps (with traffic layer) at pretty much anytime of the day, what do you notice? A mandatory red mark on the northbound A12 carriageway at Copdock Interchange. Most of the time, the westbound slip road off the A14 is no better either. 286 Similar story on waze...287 Same on Traffic England website... 288 Half 3... school holidays (no school run), not peak rush hour... traffic gets much worse than this. Is Copdock a...

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    Upper Orwell Crossings: Is It About Social Class?

    by dan5 in Upper Orwell CrossingsAug 7, 2017 with 0 replies and 62 views.

    So why resurrect the Wet Dock Crossing plans and put this before plans of a Northern Bypass when all those who are strongly in favour of the Upper Orwell Crossings (including Colin Noble who has been forced to step in) have seemed content that we need both? Is there a valid purpose of improved infrastructure to the south of the town centre, with housing growth to the north (Northern Fringe) and north east (Adastral Park)? Not to mention...

  9. dan5

    Upper Orwell Crossings: Who Is Paying For It?

    by dan5 in Upper Orwell CrossingsJul 22, 2017 with 0 replies and 44 views.

    It is a major infrastructure project for Suffolk & Ipswich, so it is highly likely costs will only rise (especially with opposition against the bridges which is likely to push back the timescales).No one is giving exact figures - using initial publicly revealed figures of £77m from the Department for Transport - and £20m contribution from Suffolk County Council. The DfT figure has been quoted as various different amounts including £80m...

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    Wet Dock Crossing/upper Orwell Crossings Terminology

    by dan5 in Upper Orwell CrossingsJul 21, 2017 with 0 replies and 47 views.

    I have heard various phrases/terms coined for the main bridge across the River Orwell at the Ipswich Waterfront.This is as follows:-Wet Dock Crossing / Wet Dock Crossings (plural) / WDC (Acronym)Upper Orwell Crossing / Upper Orwell Crossings (plural) / UOC (Acronym)Upper Orwell River Crossing / Upper Orwell River Crossings (plural) / UORC (Acronym)Less frequently used (only a few occurrences):-New Orwell River Crossing / New...

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    Upper Orwell Crossings: Tender Evaluation Scoresheets

    by Upper Orwell Crossings in Upper Orwell CrossingsJul 20, 2017 with 0 replies and 40 views.

    Due to a Freedom of Information request, this is an ideal insight into how RIBA architecture competitions work.A curious understanding how these competitions are run and how a firm can go from shortlist to winner. The minimum specifications as per the tender have to be met to stand a chance - all shortlisted architecture firms are likely to have met this to get shortlisted. The decision is weighted over two methods:40% is financial...

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    Upper Orwell Crossings: Fosters + Partners Tender Evaluation Scoresheet

    by Upper Orwell Crossings in Upper Orwell CrossingsJul 20, 2017 with 0 replies and 36 views.

    This is the Tender Evaluation Scoresheet for Fosters + Partners. RIBA competition. Obtained from FOI request.152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 Download Fosters + Partners Tender Evaluation Scoresheet

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    Upper Orwell Crossings: Adamson Associates Tender Evaluation Scoresheet

    by Upper Orwell Crossings in Upper Orwell CrossingsJul 20, 2017 with 0 replies and 38 views.

    This is the Tender Evaluation Scoresheet for Adamson Associates. RIBA competition. Obtained from FOI request.144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 Download Adamsons Associates Tender Evaluation Scoresheet

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    Upper Orwell Crossings: Knight Architects Tender Evaluation Scoresheet

    by Upper Orwell Crossings in Upper Orwell CrossingsJul 20, 2017 with 0 replies and 33 views.

    This is the Tender Evaluation Scoresheet for Knight Architects. RIBA competition. Obtained from FOI request.136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 Download Knight Architects Tender Evaluation Scoresheet

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    Upper Orwell Crossings: Marc Mimram Tender Evaluation Scoresheet

    by Upper Orwell Crossings in Upper Orwell CrossingsJul 20, 2017 with 0 replies and 40 views.

    This is the Tender Evaluation Scoresheet for Marc Mimram. RIBA competition. Obtained from FOI request.128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 Download Marc Mimram Tender Evaluation Scoresheet

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