As part of ongoing investment in Felixstowe’s South Seafront, the development of a new iconic café is entering the final phase.

Barnes Constructions started work on the landmark building in August last year and are now entering the final phases of the development, estimated to be completed late this summer.

Once completed, the café will play a key role in helping the town as it starts recovering from the impact of Covid-19, attracting local people and visitors alike by offering indoor and outdoor dining with unspoilt views of the seafront. This will not only support tourism, but it will also help the economy by offering local employment opportunities, making the South Seafront an exciting place to visit, live, work and invest.

The ambitious project is being delivered by East Suffolk Council, Barnes Construction, the Dedham Boathouse Group, Plaice Design, Superstructures and Gill Associates.

This week, Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council and local ward member for Eastern Felixstowe, Cllr Craig Rivett, cabinet member for Economic Development, and Cllr Steve Wiles, local ward member for Eastern Felixstowe visited the site for the first time since the easing of national restrictions. All were excited to see the progress of the development and happy that work has been able to continue despite the pandemic.

In a joint statement they said: “Despite the ongoing challenges we have all faced due to Covid-19, we are grateful that work is able to continue on this development, which will transform the South Seafront for years to come, ensuring it is a thriving place where people want to go, meet and spend their money.


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