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Cranfield Mill

 

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  • Cranfields Mill is the tallest residential building in East Anglia, although remains shorter than numerous churches.
  • The original plans were to retain as much of the dockside mill that stood on site as possible with two fifteen storey towers but this proved impossible to do, and so the decision was instead made to construct a single landmark tower.
  • Nonetheless, some of the brick waterside buildings preserved with balconies added to help animate the waterfront facades.
  • The blocky look of the tower is intended to resemble the grain silos that previously stood in its place having been split into three vertical elements. Insets between groups of windows add a noticeable dash of colour.
  • In the marketing phase the project was hugely successful - 50% of the apartments were sold off-plan before construction started.
  • The base of the building includes the 2,500 square metre headquarters and dancing facilities for Dance East. This is purposefully clad in dark zinc which contrasts with the lighter cladding elsewhere and singles it out as an individual element of the project.

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Architect
John Lyall Architects
Cost Consultant
Gardiner & Theobald
Developer
Wharfside Regenation Group
Lift Supplier
Schindler
Main Contractor
Laing O'Rourke
Planning Consultant
Tibbalds Planning & Urban Design
Project Manager
Mouchel
Services Engineer
Harley Haddow Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineer
Price and Myers

Reference Data

Reference No.
4225
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
07-10-2012
 

Building Location

Address
Albion Quay, Ipswich. IP4 1FT
Council
Ipswich Borough Council
County
Suffolk
Region
East Anglia
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
2004
Construction start date
2007
Completion date
2009
Style
Post Modern

Roof Height (AGL)
71.00 *

Total Floors (O.G)
23

Market Data

Primary Use
Residential
Secondary Use
Hotel

Floorspace (sq m)
35,000.00
Flats
375
Hotel Rooms
81

Metres > Feet

* Estimated Height