Ipswich Register Office Moves to Endeavour House

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The Ipswich Register Office will be moving to new state of the art facilities at Endeavour House, from October.

To complete the move, the Ipswich Register office at St Peter House will close on Friday 30 September and will re-open fully at Endeavour House, Russell Road, on Tuesday 4 October.

From Tuesday 4 October, registrations of births and deaths, together with Notices of Marriage/Civil partnerships and Early Bird ceremonies will take place at Endeavour House which will also offer a walk-in reception service and more modern facilities. It will also be fully accessible, in its new ground floor location, giving improved access for all customers, as well as there being more parking options available.

Telephone and email services will remain open between 1 and 3 October for any urgent enquiries.

Councillor Bobby Bennett, Cabinet Member for Equality and Communities, said:

“The new accommodation at Endeavour House will provide bright, modern facilities and improved accessibility for all our customers. It is also a more central location in Ipswich, which has excellent transport links, with the railway station, a number of bus routes serving the area and parking close by.”

It was also confirmed earlier this year that couples who opt for a register office ceremony in Ipswich will be tying the knot in a new location in the future.

In the new year marriage and civil partnership ceremonies will take place in the Pickwick Room at the historic Ipswich Town Hall on the Cornhill.  

Councillor Bennett added:

“We’re excited to be able to offer such a prestigious location for our couples tying the knot, from the New Year.”

The Pickwick Room at the Town Hall will be refurbished to create a new ceremonial space for marriages and civil partnerships and will be decorated in keeping with the era of the Town Hall. 

All couples whose ceremony bookings are impacted by the change will be contacted when dates can be confirmed.  If any couple are not happy that the new venue is suitable for their ceremony, the council will be happy to offer to refund their deposit. Any couples that have already sent out invitations will be reimbursed for the costs for any reprinting needed.