30 September 2015

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‘The large, red brick, Tow Brewery’s architect was William Bradford who designed or altered over seventy breweries. The site in Ipswich has been abandoned since 2002 when Tolly Cobbold merged with Ridley’s brewery. The building is now in a poor condition, suffering from copper thefts and water ingress, with much of the exterior covered in green algae. Pigeon Investment Management was granted outline planning permission to turn the former Tolly Cobbold site into a mixture of flats, businesses and leisure use back in 2013. As yet no work has started and the building continues to deteriorate’ (Architect’s Journal).