Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Felixstowe: Firm says open day to find new owners for Spa Pavilion was ‘positive’

14:00 21 December 2012

The Spa Pavilion

The Spa Pavilion

Archant

BOSSES at the firm charged with finding a buyer for Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion today said they are confident an investor will come forward to save it.

shares

Jones Lang LaSalle held an open day at the threatened venue during which interested parties were able to take a look around the building.

The firm has offered a ray of hope to campaigners fighting to save the Spa by describing the viewing as “positive” and saying they are hopeful someone will take it on.

A spokeswoman for the company said: “Jones Lang LaSalle is pleased to report that the Spa Pavilion marketing campaign continues to attract strong interest.

“Last week’s successful open house viewing generated positive feedback from a range of investors and we are hopeful for a good result.”

Performances are still continuing at the Spa until January 6 and the Dennis Lowe Theatre Company’s production of Aladdin is due to be the last performance.

Campaigners have spoken of their dismay about the Spa potentially closing and being boarded up. Sylvia Lowe, owner of the Dennis Lowe Theatre Company, said: “Seeing it boarded up will scare me because I don’t know if we will then get it open again.

“We just have pray that a solution is found.”

Owner Suffolk Coastal says it can no longer afford the annual £250,000 cost and has appointed specialist agents Jones Lang LaSalle to re-market the seafront property to try to attract a bidder – either to run it as a theatre or a new attraction.

shares

0 comments

A car has overturned into a ditch off the A137 close to Jimmy’s Farm on the outskirts of Ipswich.

John Appleton, aged seven, with the postman from Benhall Green, Ted Ayden

‘Us youngsters did not realize at the time but we were living through a part of history that changed the world forever. I often wonder how today’s youngsters would cope...’ John Appleton tells Steven Russell about being a boy during wartime

Police are investigating a burglary at the Little Chef at the A14 / A140 junction.

An investigation is underway after two roadside cafes in Suffolk were targeted by burglars in the early hours of this morning.

Town crier Tony Appleton proclaims the birth of the second child to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London.

Essex town crier Tony Appleton, who announced the birth of the new princess, said he was told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be “touched” when he asked if could make the proclamation.

Coastguards dealt with a number of incidents yesterday, including evacuating a sick crew member from a vessel off the coast at Walton-on-the-Naze.

Davina McCall on The Jump

There is still time to put in a last minute bid for a host of exclusive ‘money can’t buy’ items, which are up for grabs in an online charity auction.

Realise Futures in Lovetofts Drive

A man arrested yesterday in connection with an armed robbery in Ipswich has been bailed in relation to the incident.

Police are investigating a stabbing in Pakefield, Lowestoft this morning

A woman was stabbed in Pakefield, Lowestoft this morning.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the newborn Princess of Cambridge as they leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo by Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have proudly shown their baby princess to the world - just hours after she was born.

Crime writer Ruth Rendell is gone. She died this morning, after a stroke on January 7 had left her critically ill.

Suffolk has lost both its Queens of Crime in about six months. PD James, who had come to love Southwold as a child and later made a home there, died in November. Now her friend Ruth Rendell is gone. She died this morning, after a stroke on January 7 had left her critically ill.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages