Ipswich Needs you

Ipswich Needs you

The Ipswich Regeneration Fund (part of the Government’s Town Deal for Ipswich) has grants available to bring empty spaces in Ipswich town centre back into use.

Ipswich needs you if:

  • You own empty property in Ipswich town centre (either freehold or leasehold)
  • You have a great and well thought through idea for an empty property in Ipswich
  • You have a viability gap preventing you from bringing an empty property back into use
  • You are looking for a property to operate from in Ipswich Town Centre

We are particularly looking for new uses which will help diversify the town centre’s offer and drive footfall. We want Ipswich Town Centre to be a vibrant place with lots of interesting things to see and do. We are not looking for more barbers, phone repair shops, nail bars or American candy stores as Ipswich already has plenty of these. We’d love to welcome retailers, leisure and hospitality, health and wellbeing and arts operators / creatives looking for new locations or start ups with strong business plans. We’ll also consider opportunities to convert whole or part of commercial properties into residential accommodation.

There’s £8m available to help bring as many vacant spaces back into use as possible between now and 2026.