Announcement: New Regeneration Project with St Peter’s Cultural Venue, Sudbury

25 April, 2022

Universal Stone Ltd. are honoured to announcement an exciting new conservation project in partnership with St Peter’s, Sudbury. This exciting Grade I listed building dating back to the 14th century, operates as a vibrant arts & heritage venue situated on Market Hill in the bustling centre of Sudbury, Suffolk.

In 1971, St Peter's Church was closed for public worship as declared redundant and subsequently transformed into a cultural and community venue vested into the care of The Churches Conservation Trust.

The doors are currently closed as Phase 2 will commence mid-May, seeing the venue undergo both internal and external conservation repairs and new interventions.

The regeneration of St Peter’s is an ambitious project that will repair and rejuvenate the building as a cultural and community centre for the town. The project will deliver a range of physical improvements and repairs, and will also offer a wider programme of heritage and cultural activities, and will create staff posts to professionally manage the operation of the building.

The programme of works will include much-needed repairs to the roof, the development of a new kitchen area, improved storage, a new heritage interpretation offer, a mezzanine floor, and new toilet facilities.

Our dedicated team of craftspeople and construction specialists are looking forward to sharing the conservation journey with the local community through hands-on heritage craft skills workshops, hard hat tours of the works-in-progress, social engagements, and apprenticeship programme.

We are pleased to be collaborating with St Peter’s and Churches Conservation Trust on this cohesive regeneration project that will see a greatly improved facility and offering for the entire area.  Stay tuned for interactive updates on the works, heritage skills programme, and interpretations.

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