Sudbury Primary School visits the Gasworks

As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded activity programme, we are hosting of engagement activities with Sudbury Primary School with support from the Derbyshire County Council's Environmental Studies Service. The first part of the programme focused on a Digital Documentary project, with KS2 and Y2 students exploring the Gasworks site and filming short clips of [...]

By | June 14th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Arnold Folly: A Wonder of the Industrial Revolution

As part of British Science and British Engineers week, 5th - 19th March, we were joined by Malcolm Durroch to present a talk on Arnold Folly: A Wonder of the Industrial Revolution. Davison, the son of a hosiery manufacturer and Hawksley, the son of a Maltster, combined forces in 1788 to develop one of the [...]

By | March 25th, 2021|Resources|0 Comments

Women in Science & Engineering

As part of British Science and British Engineers week, 5th - 19th March, we were joined by Dr Catrin Rutland to explore the important contributions women have made to science and engineering over the centuries, and what inspired Catrin to become a Scientist. View the recorded online talk here! https://youtu.be/Fo7VxaqIJqA

By | March 16th, 2021|Resources|0 Comments

Easter Fun

A selection of activity sheets to keep the kids occupied this Easter! Easter-Colouring-PageDownload Easter-Colouring-SheetsDownload Easter-Egg-Colouring-Page-WorksheetDownload Easter-Egg-Patterns-WorksheetDownload Easter-Word-SearchDownload

By | March 16th, 2021|Resources|0 Comments

Art Competition

To celebrate the history of Sudbury and the architectural importance of of the Gas Works, we are hosting an art competition, open to all adults and children in the local and surrounding parishes. In March 2020 we received a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support the conservation and restoration of the building, [...]

By | March 3rd, 2021|Exhibitions|0 Comments

SGRT Offered a Place on the New Heritage Compass Programme

Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust is thrilled to have been offered a place on a new Heritage Compass Programme, represented by our newly appointed Gasworks Manager, Rachael Cooksey. This a brand-new Business Support Programme, run by Cause4 is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Working in partnership with Creative England and the Arts Marketing Association, it has [...]

By | January 4th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

£1.4m Funding Success

Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust are delighted to announce that they have received a £1.4m National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to restore the old Victorian Gasworks and create a space for the local community. The Trust has secured £1,377,800 for its exciting heritage project, ‘Rescuing and Restoring Sudbury Gasworks’, to re-develop the disused gasworks building in [...]

By | March 16th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

WELLIES Welcomed to Gasworks Building

A few days ago, we showed some of the WELLIES team around the Sudbury Gasworks. Growing Rural Enterprise is an organisation that helps rural businesses develop and grow, and we hope to continue working with them as the project develops. It was a lovely day, as you can see in the pictures below, and we [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Design Concepts Progressing

We've been busy this month establishing some concept design proposals with our architects, Lathams, as well as looking at costs with Greenwood Projects. This all links in to the draft Business Plan, also in production, looking at the proposed usage and operational structure of the new building. We've also been considering how the heritage will [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Results Received of Contamination Report

It was like going back to a science class yesterday, meeting with Idom Merebrook (engineering and environmental consultancy) at Cromford Mills - drilling down (no pun intended) into the results of our contamination report with words like free-phase tars, hydrocarbons and nitrogen-bearing compounds... Thankfully our situation is very manageable and we have a clear way [...]

By | August 5th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments