Waterfront Mills – Ipswich

Ipswich’s waterfront once boasted a huge selection of mills, all of varying sizes. Several have been demolished, some converted into flats, and two remain empty. But not for long, they will soon be flats too.

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R & W Paul Ltd

The large imposing grey building is the R&W Pauls maltings. They had a similar building a short distance away that was nearly twice the height – sadly it was demolished a few years ago to make way for flats.

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Burtons

The smaller white building is the Burtons’ building. This one is strange – it has been chopped in half. The back half has been converted to flats – their view of the river hindered by the half-derelict building – nice! I think they made biscuits here.

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5 Responses to Waterfront Mills – Ipswich

  1. john says:

    hi very good pics, that is really mad i live down on fore street aswell, and them building are right on my door step if you go any where else contact me matey like take some pics with ya.

  2. Ian Luck says:

    I think that all the new development on this part of the dock is a travesty. All of the new buildings are totally out of keeping with the area, and, to a building, excrementitious. They resemble the concrete brutalism of Communist era East Germany. The problem with the river in Ipswich, is that it does not actually run through the town, but forms a barrier between the town proper and the not so picturesque former industrial area to the south. There was development like this here in the 1960’s. It was called Greyfriars, and everybody hated it. It stood, empty and despised, until it was demolished in the 1980’s. I fear this will be the fate of a lot of this development.

  3. Ric says:

    I love the Burtons building and wish I had the cash to buy it outright and convert it as-is into my own luxury pad, something like Hansel’s place in Zoolander with a floor each for me, the wife and the offspring. Tearing the others down was the wrong thing to do when recycling could have produced something more imaginitive and elegant.

  4. Mr Waverly says:

    I walked through this area recently, and what a sad, ugly mess it is! Unfinished, awful buildings, where once a beautiful Victorian industrial complex stood. A huge eyesore of a tower that has as much relationship to the surrounding buildings as I have to an ice-cream. It is, of course, uninhabited, apart from the dance studio at it’s foot. A thought: how many hotels does this small town need? A lot of the newbuild here will be for hotel use, the quite dumb reasoning being that people will stay here who are visiting London [This is an official explanation!] No, people visiting London will stay in LONDON, not travel 142 miles there and back to stay in an hotel in Ipswich. Not gonna happen. Develop the area for low-medium cost housing for people just starting out in life. Let the lowlier citizen have a home with a beautiful view, not just the braying twats who do ‘something in the City’ [sod all really]. Sorry. seem to have gone off on one there. Do I care? No. It’s people like me what cause unrest. Good.

  5. David Wells says:

    Since the 1950s various Ipswich councils have made the town uglier and uglier. And still it continues with a typically badly thought out modern mess eradicating the last vestiges of a proud industrial past. Shame on them! Glad I don’t live there anymore.

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