Our project to restore and extend Lowestoft Town Hall has been awarded £3.2m grant funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This fantastic support will enable the currently vacant Grade II listed building to be returned to its rightful civic role by becoming home to Lowestoft Town Council and the registry office, and a venue for civil ceremonies and community events.
With a diverse mixed-use program, the project will restore the building’s public presence through restoration of the Victorian frontage and set-piece Council Chamber. The Town Hall will become a hub for local heritage with displays about the local area as well as community arts activity, and extensions that complete the Town Hall’s urban block will house an event hall, co-working and other facilities, set around a new courtyard garden. The works will make the building fully accessible and will significantly reduce its carbon footprint through insulation and energy efficient systems.
We are excited to continue the next phase of work for this brilliant project, working with Richard Griffiths Architects as conservation specialists; Momentum Engineering and Max Fordham. Read more about it on our project page.