Location: Ipswich Docks, Suffolk;
Client: Persimmon Homes;
Uses: 311 apartments and 43 houses; 17.000 sq.ft of commercial space;
This is a benchmark development on the site of the old Ipswich Gas Works, the first of several regeneration projects envisaged by Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) for the Eastern Quay of Orwell Wet Dock.
Complex contamination problems and drainage issues have been overcome to produce a new housing quarter of terraced houses and apartments, and a publicly accessible raised landscaped podium. A dramatic two storey tented pavilion provides a central focus for this space and a landmark leisure-use building for the new waterside.