One of the town’s major thoroughfares is Princes Street. Its importance to Ipswich lies in its location and function, linking the train station to the town centre, while connecting commuters to other parts of the town.
There are 10 Enterprise Zones across Norfolk and Suffolk, areas that deliver special benefits and incentives to encourage enterprise, such as simplified planning, rent relief and superfast broadband. Princes Street is one of them. Ipswich Vision has identified redevelopment of the town’s commercial district as a main priority – work on which is now well underway.
Tenants have begun moving into the landmark Connexions 159 building, the former Fisons building on the junction of Princes Street and Commercial Road, and now a stunning business centre. And it won’t be long before Birketts Solicitors will be moving into their new purpose-built headquarters down the road.
Meanwhile, the multi-million pound development of Ipswich’s main train station has already been completed. So both symbolically and practically, Princes Street is shaping to become a major commercial hub for the town and a magnet for employment growth.
We’re a company with ambitious growth plans, but we’re still essentially a start-up. So when we looked at this space we didn’t think we’d be able to afford it. Fortunately the building’s in an Enterprise Zone, so we’ve effectively got a discounted price for five years. It’s definitely been the right move for us. Our staff are much, much happier after two years in a very cramped space. And you can see the effect on new prospects and new clients’ faces as they walk through the door...
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