40 years of gadgets and gizmos at Adastral Park

Adastral park near Ipswich celebrates 40 years Credit: ITV News Anglia

From telephones to robotics, for four decades BT’s Adastral Park has been at the centre of breakthroughs in technology.

At their 110 acre site just outside Ipswich they’ve been celebrating those achievements, unveiling again the plaque that the Queen revealed during its opening in 1975.

The Park’s evolved from a research lab on a former airfield to a technology cluster with 72 other companies and 4,000 staff working at the site.

BT are currently working on what it calls the “Internet of things” where everything is connected digitally to make life that little bit easier.

Sensor in flowerpots to water our plants Credit: ITV News Anglia
Facial recognition technology Credit: ITV News Anglia

From gaming to facial recognition, whatever the future of communications technology brings there’s little doubt Adastral Park will continue to be at its cutting edge

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu