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Ipswich: New roads opened at Futura Park, Nacton

15:35 01 November 2012

New road at Futura Park opened by mayor Mary Blake and Tony Chambers from Aquigen.

New road at Futura Park opened by mayor Mary Blake and Tony Chambers from Aquigen.

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Two new roads in Ipswich were officially opened today as part of the development of Futura Park, Ipswich’s major new retail and business park at Nacton.

The Mayor of Ipswich, Cllr Mary Blake cut the ribbon to mark the opening of James Bennett Avenue and Crane Boulevard, which run alongside the new combined flagship John Lewis at home and Waitrose store which opens to the public next week.

Futura Park is the regeneration of a redundant 44-acre industrial site between Ransomes Way and Nacton Road. The names of the roads were chosen as a nod to the site’s history.

Crane Boulevard, which connects with Nacton Road, is named after Crane Co of Chicago, the engineering company that bought the site in 1919 and operated a foundry there for 83 years.

James Bennett Avenue, which links with Ransomes Way, is named after the engineer who established Crane Co’s UK operations during the 1920s. The foundry closed in 2008 when production was moved to China.

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Stock image. Despite road signs saying the road is shut, businesses along the B1113 are open for business. The road closure is not in affect for more than seven miles from the point of closure at the roundabout for the Old Neton Road between Stowupland and Stowmarket.

Business owners in mid Suffolk have claimed road works scheduled to run until September will affect trade numbers over the summer months.

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The Greene King name is set to appear on more pubs.

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James Dix, finance director at Stansted Airport.

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