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Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust

In 2013, volunteers from the village formed Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust (SGRT), a Building Preservation Trust, which aims to save the building and adapt it to serve the community once again.

Having negotiated a 99-year lease from the Sudbury Estate, the Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust intend to rescue, preserve and refurbish this ‘at risk’ building to provide a modern community resource and make a real difference to the Parish and wider area.

Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, and with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and others, we are now able to realise our ambitions of rescuing and restoring Sudbury Gasworks.

The Project – Sudbury Gasworks: Rescued and Restored

Thanks to National Lottery players, we were awarded major funding in March 2020 from the Heritage Fund. This will mean that not only will the building be conserved and developed, but we will be able to engage volunteers and the local community to document and promote the history of the gasworks and the industrial development of the Sudbury Estate, as well as researching and interpreting the wider historical context of Sudbury, thus preserving this heritage for future generations.

In summary, our project aims are to:

  1.  Restore, conserve and refurbish the gas house structure and site;
  2.  Research, document and archive the Gasworks history and the wider context of the village, engaging the local community in the process;
  3.  Extend the building with sympathy for the original structure and equip it with services and facilities to ensure future sustainability;
  4.  Provide a flexible, vibrant and accessible community facility for the people of Sudbury and beyond

The project is also supported by other funders including the Architectural Heritage Fund.

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