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Sailmakers Shopping Centre

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Address: Tavern Street, Ipswich IP1 3BB, England
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+44 1473 226386

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Good improvement but need more shop ... Ipswich is very unattractive for shop. There is no good shop like in Colchester with "Fenwick" ... Ipswich needs better shop in town center

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Deb B
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Good improvement but need more shop ... Ipswich is very unattractive for shop. There is no good shop like in Colchester with "Fenwick" ... Ipswich needs better shop in town center

1 Thank Deb B
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
125 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Took a walk into the Sailmakers shopping centre expecting to find a large centre full of some good shops. Was very disappointed to find it was very small and lacking shops. Some big names like Boots, iceland and poundland and thats about it. Many of these can be found outside anyway so why go in. Shame

Thank Nick T
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Well what can I say all the seemed to have done is change the name!! Most people will always call this place tower ramparts still not a big improvement maybe it looks a bit smarter by decorating it but that's about it wasn't impressed!!

1 Thank Wayne A
Bengaluru, India
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went to this with a lot of expectation like other town center's but this is very boring and nothing great here. Was out of the market in less than 30min there are not even much shopping options and is not up-to the mark. It can be made much better

Thank amitkanchanakg
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Previously called Tower Ramparts, Sailmakers is a breath of fresh air for Ipswich town centre. Bright, airy and with good quality shops & facilities. Let's hope the shoppers and the facilities management keep it this way.

Thank richard s
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

ok if you want to just buy clothes if you're slim but otherwise it's iceland or poundland for shopping. The only highlight was going into bb's cafe and having a cheese and ham toastie and a cold drink. The lift isn't clearly obvious to see or marked and toilets are now upstairs even the disabled ones so unless you go... More 

Thank Tristen S
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65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Went here today , i know its not finished but no major retailers here yet, long way to go.hope to see an improvement in 2016.

1 Thank Laticia Marie v
suffolk uk
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155 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

If you live outside the area and are expecting Sailmakers to be a new and exciting shopping centre lined with the likes of Zara and House of Fraser you are in for a disappointment This is just Tower Ramparts spruced up, it looks better but the same old, same old dreary low rent shops. There is a new Pandora, a... More 

Thank smartesthorse
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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554 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

im not sure who upset the last reviewer?!? but actually the investment made in this shopping centre was desperately needed. mainly because new shops want bigger window fronts and a fresh décor. i don't mind the new name and they have already brought 5 new shops in since they took over. another unit is being refurbished right now and im... More 

1 Thank foodfootballbeer
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192 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Oh dear, it's not supposed to be like this, but unfortunately it is - possibly the worst shopping centre I have been into for years, this is the worst that those stupid Ipswich 'lefty' planners can come up with. Tower Ramparts as it was once known used to be a great centre, then the recession severly wounded it and it... More 

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