Ipswich Central aims to transform the town centre into a 'Connected Town'. creating a place that connects business, culture, sports, faith, arts, education, health, and community; all within a 15-minute triangle.
The Connected Town concept is inspired by the internationally-recognised '15-minute city' idea, which looks to reshape urban places so that everything needed in modern life is available within a 15-minute walking distance. The "15-minute" Connected Town area in Ipswich extends from Christchurch Park in the north to the Waterfront in the south, the University of Suffolk in the east to Portman Road in the west.
The concept will be achieved by working with stakeholders and local organisations to collaborate on town centre developments, with key Town Deal projects (such as Digital Ipswich) creating innovative new ways of creating connectivity.
In Spring 2021, Ipswich Central underwent a significant public and business consultation to help us shape the Connected Town strategy to the needs of the community. A suite of reports show the results of the consultation:
Ipswich Central aims to transform the town centre into a 'Connected Town'. creating a place that connects business, culture, sports, faith, arts, education, health, and community; all within a…
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