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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