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Address: Friars Street, Ipswich IP1 1TD, England

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Really interesting building to look at. If you are going to look at it would recommend seeing it by foot as the junction near it is an absolute nightmare to drive round.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

So I don't understand what the big fuss is when walking by near the main road you have loading bays and some vents that blow a load of air out and from all other angles it's just tinted glass which on a dull day you can see pipework for the building inside. There's not a lot to do in ipswich... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Really interesting building to look at. If you are going to look at it would recommend seeing it by foot as the junction near it is an absolute nightmare to drive round.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First visit recently and very interesting building and architecture. There for the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce networking evening and lots of interesting people and a great view over the town from the roof garden

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Hook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This totally glass building stands at the edge of central Ipswich, it is well worth a viewing from the outside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Apparently Norman fosters earliest project and clearly he was destined for finer things. As its now a preserved site the shallow and deepend of the columns emanating from the swimming pool below are still labelled in the open plan office above. They cannot be removed. The external black glazing is remarkable but internally the central escalators ascend centrally through the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a magnificent building which dates from the 1970s and is now listed by English Heritage. All the walls are dark glass which produce some wonderful reflections on the outside. Most modern buildings are featureless but this one is truly eye-catching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

When this building is open to the public i.e. Heritage Weekend, you can see the swimming pool installed for the staff, no longer in use, but preserved and the roof garden.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

the willis building is sleek and modern despite being around 40 years old. you would be forgiven for thinking it was built in this century. Norman Foster was the architect and for years it has been one of the stand out landmarks in Ipswich. i wont get bored of walking by the building for a long time.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A wonderful iconic building that to many would appear to have been built more recently, such an iconic architectural style is sadly isolated with few other good examples of modern unique buildings in the town although the contrast of new and old is refreshing.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a unique, large, grey glass building near the centre of Ipswich. Designed, I believe by Norman Foster, in about the 70's.

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Address: Friars Street, Ipswich IP1 1TD, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich

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