R G Carter to rescue stalled tower in Ipswich

Grant Prior 4 months ago

R G Carter has been awarded the contract to complete a mixed-use block in Ipswich which was left half built during the financial crash of 2008.

Construction work on the Winerack  development on the waterfront will restart next month.

Utilities work on the site has already begun and a tower crane will be erected in May with work due to be completed by Christmas 2020.

The Homes and Communities Agency is investing £15m in the development of the Winerack building, along with £5m from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

L-R Iain Dunnett from New Anglia LEP, John Howard Developer and James Wilson from R G Carter.

The completed project will create 149 residential units and 5,000 square feet of commercial space.

John Howard, of Ipswich Wharf Developments, said: “This has been more than just a business project for me – I’m Ipswich born and bred so I’m pleased to be turning this infamous blot of the town’s skyline into fabulous homes for local people.

“Ipswich has a huge amount to offer and it’s great that all the partners involved– particularly the Homes and Communities Agency and New Anglia LEP – have recognized the importance of investing in this project.”

James Wilson, Director and General Manager of R G Carter Ipswich said: “R G Carter is delighted to be delivering this exciting project and is proud to play a part in the town’s vision for regeneration.”

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