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THIS Reflection I saw in the glass building called the Waterfront House on Ipswich Docks reflecting the beautiful Old Custom Building and modern building's. 1950-present day
The Ipswich Dock Act 1971 authorised the development of the West Bank to allow ro-ro ships to dock. The Ipswich Dock Commission was reconstituted as the Ipswich Port Authority in 1973 when the first stage of the development was completed, further work was carried out in 1977 and 1979 and then again in 1998.
In 1997 the port was sold by Ipswich Ports Ltd to Associated British Ports. In 1998 new facilities were constructed for handling grain and timber followed by a Timber Treatment Centre in 1999. A new 7,500 square metre bulk storage shed with equipment for bagging and blending of fertilizers and other bulk products was then developed in the site of the old Cliff Quay Power Station. In 2000 there were a number of further developments; a £1.9million agribulk storage facility opened; new automated lock gates were completed; a 180 berth Ipswich Haven Marina opened and the Old Custom House was refurbished and restored with the former bonded warehouse on the ground floor converted into the 'Waterfront Conference Centre'.
Many new buildings have been constructed along the northern and eastern quays since 1995. The Salthouse Hotel, the town's only 4 star hotel, opened in 2003 and was extended in 2009. The University Campus Suffolk opened on the waterfront in 2008 with further construction in progress in 2010. A 23 story 234 ft tall landmark building which was 'topped out' in late 2008 by town's member of parliament, Chris Mole and Dance East opened their new £8.9m Jerwood DanceHouse in 2009 within the building.Info wiki. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did, Cheers Iain.

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