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Perhaps not so Doomed:


Felixstowe's


historic but


council neglected


Herman de Stern


Despite a business man coming up with a business proposal council chiefs have rejected the offer and say that the Herman De Stern will be demolished. The century old building was originally built as a convalescent home as a thank you to the people of the resort by Baroness de Stern.

The council wants to break it's own policy by demolishing the building to make way for a new pub and restaurant, it says

office use would also be against policy as the Herman de Stern should be used for leisure. (what hypocrisy!)

The Suffolk Preservation Society director has been scathing of the proposals to demolish the Herman De Stern.

The society considers the justification for the demolition to be totally unacceptable, unconvincing and to be the weakest case ever put forward in order to secure the demolition of an important historical building.

West End Residents Association earlier Meeting with David Smith who (before his resignation had responsibility for the development plan of the South Seafront Site) being taking to task by a resident after stating that the West End Theatre Company was not evicted from the Herman de Stern by the council. Residents believe that contrary to council statements the theatre company was in fact coerced into leaving .

Inside Herman de Stern photo left and right Residents believe This has been left to become run down by the council

Entrance to Herman de Stern

Felixstowe’s Historic Herman

De Stern