Ipswich Borough Council has started works to revitalise the empty Burtons building on Ipswich Waterfront, into a new leisure facility for the town.
Built 100 years ago, this building was originally a key part of the Port of Ipswich as the confectionary firm’s warehouse.
The Council’s contractor Clarke Demolition Company (CDC) has completed work to remove spoil and concrete from the basement of the building enabling additional surveys to be carried out.
A new design for the building is then set to be completed in summer 2023, ready for structural works in early 2024 before reopening as a new leisure facility in Ipswich.
Councillor Martin Cook, Portfolio Holder for Resources at Ipswich Borough Council, says:
“Redevelopment of the former Burtons building is a key part of the regeneration of Ipswich Waterfront, so we’re pleased to see works progressing to bring this empty building back into use.
The building represents an important part of Ipswich’s history and will become a leisure destination for residents and visitors to enjoy.”
Image credit - Ipswich Borough Council (Pictured Left to Right: Tom Smith, Programme Manager and Councillor Martin Cook, Portfolio Holder for Resources at Ipswich Borough Council)