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- 1 month, 1 week ago #3187
Penn Commercial has a brochure (property particulars) for the former pub in Lloyds Avenue with an artist impression of “A view of street montage that has been proposed for Lloyds Avenue” – is this actually a proposed design by the council or some nonsense the commercial estate agent has put together to get a client?
I was only ever aware of the roof version of Lloyds Avenue being proposed (without substance – merely an idea without a proper plan?) … and despite recent reveal of Cornhill Redevelopment, no actual mention of this design… or have I completely missed a wide publication of it?
This design sees paving (public realm) up to just past Pizza Express on Lloyds Avenue, an metallic arch reading “LLOYDS AVENUE”, al fresco dining (not jail) outside Pizza Express and the pub – which hopes to become a restaurant, slope access to the sides but stepped in the middle, benches and planted trees and flowers between Debenhams and Lloyds Chambers. Not to my specific taste (I wouldn’t design it like that) but I like it – has some merit. Of course, it eliminates the taxi rank (or significantly reduces it) and I suppose the postboxes have been relocated under the Lloyds Avenue/Cornhill arch rather than lost?
The design appears to be by Turner Creative Ltd – “Architectural CGI Renderings and Artists Impressions, Interior and Exterior Visualisations.”
I am sure taxi drivers will complain about the constant attack on their business by the council.
So has Penn Commercial got an exclusive of a brand new street design for Ipswich which is to be revealed to the public later this year or is it deceptive to attract a tenant based upon on the knowledge that some sort of revamp is planned in the future?1 month, 1 week ago #3188
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wow, I reckon that’s quite speculative. I suppose to be fair anyone can propose something, which looks like the case here.. Dont ever recall seeing that image before and a google search doesn’t show it anywhere else on the internet..
It does look nice though, a lot better than the rather bleak wind tunnel that Lloyds avenue is now..
I'm really quite cross now, so watch out!1 month, 1 week ago #3192
It isn’t obvious in the property particulars… on the property listing website (egpropertylink) there was a watermark saying Turner Creative Ltd… it is quite some length to go to (commissioning such work). I cannot accept that they did this for that specific purpose. I wonder whether they are trying to get Ipswich Borough Council to consider such rather than the well publicised “covered-over” Lloyds Avenue?
I really hope a restaurant comes in and make use of the old derelict pub. A very central location – shame about the hill and the obstructions over the years (nothing against the traders themselves) discouraging people walking through there. It will be controversial as either side of the road taxi ranks will be left with only 5-6 spaces.1 month, 1 week ago #3196
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here’s an alternative idea.. The seating area shown has banners around it which say “Prego” or similar. It also looks a bit like the building being marketed has similar blue branding. So the visual was commissioned by someone who at some point was looking at moving into the building, or was done by the agent specifically for marketing that unit, Although I can’t find anything restaurant like with that branding..
I'm really quite cross now, so watch out!1 month, 1 week ago #3197
Yeah, I just did a quick Google search and I found it as a generic name for Italian restaurants and also a trademark brand for Campbells soup. In this case I would assume either the agent or landlord using it as a marketing touch. I couldn’t find any logo in that style or any blue themed logos.
Apparently Prego is Italian for “you are welcome”.
I have learnt something today! I have come across many words and phrases of European languages over the years but never that one.
I will probably not get to use it or pronounce it wrong.
I watched a clip on YouTube yesterday about how China has model English towns which were designed for international students but are now ghost towns. Which was rather interesting. Many statutes of our famous people, more dense then we have here generally. The demand out-priced their intended use and apparently is a ghost town. A bit strange but I suppose there are several Chinatowns globally… It would be really special if Ipswich could have a mini-China town, Little Italy or similar. Of course, this involves planning which doesn’t happen here. It is quite rare for competing cuisine restaurants to be grouped together in the UK. I would prefer Chinese restaurants to be grouped together and so forth.1 month, 1 week ago #3208
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Lloyds Avenue regeneration should have been included as part of the Cornhill plans.
It is comical that the roads of Princes Street and Queen Street which didn’t need tampering about with were redeveloped first. Actually, a lot of crossings in the town were redone for the sake of it. Minor improvements we must admit but you can easily lose track on what has been changed – nothing that major. This was of course part of Travel Ipswich – although no chance of public transport in Queen St or top end of Princes St. If pedestrians count (travel by foot) both the Cornhill and Lloyds Avenue could have been factored in – actually the entire town… Priorities.
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