Redevelopment of Burtons Building

Redevelopment of two derelict buildings in a key waterfront location in Ipswich to create a mixed-use complex including theatre space, a digital creative industries hub and leisure space. This includes a centre of excellence for Gecko, an internationally-recognised contemporary theatre company. Alongside this will be a creative hub with flexible workspace for ICT, tech and digital creative businesses with a specialist focus on screen, media and gaming. Gecko will also provide skills development opportunities through hosting schools workshops, teacher training, masterclasses and work experience which will support those interested in pursuing a career in the creative sector.

Investment:

Award:

£3m

OutComes:

  • a mixed-use complex including theatre space, a digital creative industries hub and leisure space
  • a centre of excellence for Gecko, an internationally-recognised contemporary theatre company
  • a creative hub with flexible workspace for ICT, tech and digital creative businesses with a specialist focus on screen, media and gaming

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