Re-setting the Cornhill at the heart of our town centre

Ipswich Vision has delivered on its ambition to transform Ipswich town centre with a £3.6m development of the Cornhill. Completed in November 2018, this major regeneration of the town’s square has seen it recast as an exciting new civic space and focal point at the heart of the town.

The Cornhill is the liveliest and most important pedestrianised area in Ipswich, one of our most valuable civic assets. Ipswich Vision identified the square as ideal for priority investment, acting as a force multiplier: impacting the town centre and wider Ipswich, strengthening employment prospects, the local economy, as well as boosting local attractions.

Ipswich town centre streets are among the oldest in Britain and contain some of Suffolk’s most statuesque buildings. This dynamic development maximises their presentation and helps provide the exceptional shopping and leisure experience needed if Ipswich is to succeed.

Complete with a major, celebratory art installation, increased seating, new paving, trees and a stylish water feature, the redevelopment has been designed in detail to create a unique setting for outside performing arts and events to flourish – both small scale and large.

A vibrant calendar of entertaining and commercial experiences is now planned to take place in the square throughout the year. This can encourage new visitors to visit and existing visitors to linger longer, making the new square a centrepiece of the Ipswich visitor experience.

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