The design for the Ipswich Central car park refurbishment is now being finalised and meetings will soon commence with contractors. These works will include a renovation of the existing car park interiors, including lighting, painting throughout and new lifts.
It may appear quiet on the Ipswich Central redevelopment site with Hutchinson’s Builders officially completing the current phase of demolition and site clearing, however there’s plenty going on behind the scenes to ensure the Ipswich CBD’s biggest redevelopment in 30 years is on track
Demolition work on the former Woolworths supermarket site is nearing completion, with Hutchinson’s Builders now working to waterproof the slab which will form the footprint of the future Civic Space.
Demolition crews are busy on-site as they pull down the last of the former Woolworths’ structure. This means that the tree line of the Riverheart Parklands is now visible from the top of the mall for the first time in decades.
The new Ipswich Central is one step closer to reality with the release today of the Master Plan revealing the most extensive redevelopment of the city centre in more than 30 years.
It’s been a fortnight of steady progress on the Ipswich Central redevelopment site as the former supermarket and adjacent vacant tenancies are demolished, the first step in reopening the future Ipswich Central to the river and parklands.
The interiors of the former 30-minute car park, the former Woolworths Supermarket and the adjoining tenancies from the former Harvest Market to the former A Lot of Books, have now been cleared out by Hutchinson’s Builders, with only the roof and frames still standing. It is anticipated that these will be demolished during the first weeks of April.
During the next 17 weeks, visitors to the Ipswich Mall will see big changes, as the supermarket facade is removed and the view to the Riverheart Parklands is opened up, and thousands of tonnes of rubble are removed from the eight-hectare site.
TWO new independent non-executive directors have been appointed to the board of Ipswich City Properties Pty Ltd (ICP). Gary Finnegan and Stuart Lummis come to the company with extensive experience in property development, project management and executive management.
Demolition works started today in Ipswich city centre to make way for a redeveloped central district which is forecast to create thousands of jobs, boost the local economy and provide the region with a vibrant, new urban hub.