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    Willis Building architects chosen for Upper Orwell Crossing

    by newsbot in Upper Orwell CrossingsMar 10, 2017 with 13 replies and 37 views.

    Foster wins race to build new bridges over River Orwell at Ipswich portOne of the world’s best-known architect practices has won the race to design three new bridges over the docks in Ipswich.Foster + Partners, the group that designed the world-famous Willis building in the heart of the town, will design the bridges that form the Upper Orwell Crossing.They will link the east and west banks of the River Orwell, providing a new route for...

    Latest reply: He really has done it hasn't he? He leaked too much information... "for a cold November judging session in Endeavour House".So the Vision knew the architect AND final design up to 4 months before revealing to the public?!Ben doesn't entice...

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    Suffolk County Council leader misleads public before local elections

    by newsbot in Upper Orwell CrossingsMar 14, 2017 with 4 replies and 23 views.

    It’s not Orwell Crossing OR Northern by-pass insists council leaderGovernment funding for the Upper Orwell Crossing in Ipswich will not affect a bid for funds to build a northern by-pass for the town, county council leader Colin Noble has said.The government is committed to paying £77m towards the near £100m cost of the three new bridges over the river, prompting fears among some people.Noble said: “Just because the Upper Orwell...

    Latest reply: Indeed, the council leader that you rarely hear of. Local elections for county councillors coming up? It is still possible for the Upper Orwell Crossings to not go ahead... so they want people to love the vanity project with the "election...

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    New Orwell Crossings in Ipswich could be open to traffic in six years

    by newsbot in Upper Orwell CrossingsMar 9, 2017 with 3 replies and 26 views.

    New Orwell Crossings in Ipswich should be open to traffic in six yearsThree new crossings over the River Orwell near Ipswich town centre should be open by 2023, county councillors have been told.Members of the county’s scrutiny committee looked at the way the project to build the three new crossings in Ipswich and a new bascule bridge in Lowestoft would be managed.Most of the funding for the bridges will come from central government –...

    Latest reply: It might be a good time to drop some leaflets through doors!I am not sure how this bridge vanity project is intended to boost the waterfront (or how £6bn of benefits can be realised by re-routing the Star Lane gyratory)... How much are the land...

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