St Helen's Street and Rope Walk will probably see many changes in the near future. Suffolk County Council currently occupies an inconvenient collection of large buildings, including the old County Hall, St Edmund House, St Andrews House and St Giles House. It must be quite difficult for staff to find each other there!
SCC's move to the unfinished TXU building - it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good! - will leave all these buildings empty. All are close to Suffolk College. Since the College is keen to expand and to develop its university level courses and may possibly sell the northern part of its site to fund the expansion, a very large area of town could be transformed. The importance of these changes could hardly be exaggerated. The Society will watch with great interest.