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Theatre Square Ipswich

AREA have redesigned the neglected area above the Spiral Car Park and in front of the New Wolsey Theatre to provide a vibrant new public space, with a new restaurant by Waind Gohil Architects,

Theatre Square is intended to celebrate the importance of the New Wolsey Theatre as a key cultural venue in Ipswich. It will create an exciting new destination for the town, with a wide range of new possible activities, from extended outdoor café and dining, and informal meeting and gathering, to organised events and performance. 

The square will also help better reconnect this part of the Town Centre by including a new pedestrian crossing over Civic Drive and a new link bridge offering a more direct route to Westgate Street. Improving accessibility for all has been a major consideration and level or ramped access has been provided throughout. Cycle parking has been provided at a number of locations around the Square to encourage people to visit by bike.

Consultation website

Client: Charterhouse Investments

Architect: Waind Gohil Architects

Consulting Engineers: Price and Myers