Major scheme to deliver new homes in Ipswich


Friday 19th March 2010

19 March 2010

Ipswich Borough Council has given planning consent for the construction of new build homes, as part of a major development on Grafton Way in the heart of the Suffolk town.

The multi-million pound project will feature a new 11,833sqm Tesco supermarket, two hotels comprising 247 bedrooms, a gymnasium, retail space, along with new flats. 

Building work on the new homes will get underway, assuming the scheme is approved by the government.

A report submitted to the authorities said: "The design has been through a number of iterations, mainly as a result of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) considerations.

"The store has fundamentally changed from a cladded building with curved roof to a more formal, classical form with more glazing. Hotel two has been made more vertical and the retail terrace facing the river has been deleted."