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Revealed – Drone footage and CGI images of £3million Hollywood nightclub revamp

PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:53 13 July 2018

Birds-eye CGI view of the multi-million pound revamp of the former Hollywood nightclub Picture: PERTWEE ESTATES

Birds-eye CGI view of the multi-million pound revamp of the former Hollywood nightclub Picture: PERTWEE ESTATES

PERTWEE ESTATES

Developers have thrown open the doors of a former Ipswich nightspot for the first time in several years – as a multi-million pound revamp of the site gets under way.

First glimpse inside the Maltings building in Princes Street Picture: NEW ANGLIA LEPFirst glimpse inside the Maltings building in Princes Street Picture: NEW ANGLIA LEP

Bosses behind a £3million regeneration project at The Maltings – once home to the Hollywood and Zest nightclubs – have given people a first glimpse inside the Grade II listed site.

Striking new CGI images have emerged, revealing what the Princes Street landmark could look like once it is transformed into state-of-the-art offices.

Photographs giving the public a first look inside have also been unveiled this week, as redevelopment work continues.

The Victorian industrial complex was a nightclub for many years, with names including Hollywood, Zest, and Kartouche.

Once at the heart of Ipswich’s late night scene, it stood empty and derelict for a decade.

READ MORE: The history of Hollywood nightclub

The historic site is now destined for modern, open plan offices.

Ipswich Central chair Terry Baxter said as the revamp got under way: “It is a real shot in the arm to see this site get underway.

“It is a boost for those partners who have worked tirelessly to bring new economic prosperity to the town.

The Hollywood sign that would illuminate the outside of the building Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARYThe Hollywood sign that would illuminate the outside of the building Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

“The general public are impatient to see change, as we are.

“There is a real confidence that we are starting to turn the corner and see real money coming into our town.”

It is hoped the revamp will give a massive boost to the Princes Street commercial corridor.

Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere said: “The Maltings is a key part of the Princes Street commercial corridor we are creating with our partners and will provide another boost for a valuable site linking the town centre and the railway station.”

Striking drone footage has captured the multi-million pound redevelopment project from above Picture: PERTWEE ESTATESStriking drone footage has captured the multi-million pound redevelopment project from above Picture: PERTWEE ESTATES

Work began on the £3million project in March, and recently received a £600,000 boost from the New Anglia LEP.

Developer Mark Pertwee said: “Our intention with The Maltings is to create something new and unique to the area.

“This is a building with a very individual style, and in its restoration we are celebrating its 200-year-old architectural heritage through a contemporary refurbishment.

“Princes Street, the corridor between the railway station and town centre, is now widely recognised as Ipswich’s prime business district.

Cocktails were among one of the more popular drinks of choice at Hollywood's in 1993 Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARYCocktails were among one of the more popular drinks of choice at Hollywood's in 1993 Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

“The Maltings will add another dimension.”

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