Henley Gate, Ipswich

Henley Gate will form a brand-new community of 1,100 homes north of Ipswich in Suffolk – the first of three neighbourhoods that will form the Ipswich Garden Suburb.

The Crest Nicholson development on Henley Road was formally arable farming land on the border of Ipswich and will involve extensive work by Anderson.

We will be constructing the on-site infrastructure including roads, footpaths, cycleways and drainage to secure the first phase of 130 homes. We will also undertake traditional and piled foundations, substructure brickwork, suspended oversites, domestic drainage and external works. Our work also involves providing the surface water outfall for the western portion of the development with a series of existing ditches, new swales and basins.

An incredible part of this new development is a huge new country park which is the equivalent to 70 football pitches, and we are delighted to be tasking with creating that. Parklands and walkways will be created with excavated ponds and mounds formed to minimize volumes of surplus soil going to landfill. These mounds will be used to create pedestrian walkways and cycle routes that will meander through the wide garden village.

There will be many more local amenities delivered within the wider scheme including a primary school and a community centre.

The Ipswich Garden Suburb will be delivered over 15 years. The Senior Site Manager for this project is Terry Lindsell, working with a team of up to 70 people from Anderson.


  • Work began in November 2021
  • Work on phase one is due for completion in 2024