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 |2021-09-08T11:51:28+01:00June 14th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Sudbury Primary School visits the Gasworks

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 |2021-09-08T11:54:06+01:00January 4th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on SGRT Offered a Place on the New Heritage Compass Programme

£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 |2021-09-08T11:52:34+01:00March 16th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on £1.4m Funding Success

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 |2021-09-08T11:54:13+01:00October 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on WELLIES Welcomed to Gasworks Building

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 |2021-09-08T11:54:20+01:00August 28th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Design Concepts Progressing

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 |2021-09-08T11:54:30+01:00August 5th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Results Received of Contamination Report

In The Archives

It’s been a busy week for us! We’ve just had a meeting with the team who will be supporting us with creating engaging heritage interpretation - Headland Design. Volunteers also had an interesting afternoon at Derbyshire Record Office with an introduction to managing archival records. In fact, we recently found a mention of the gasworks [...]

By |2021-09-08T11:54:39+01:00July 30th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on In The Archives

Fast and Furious

Last weekend 11 teams took part in a spectacular 2 and a half hour endurance race at Fastlane Karting, Fenton, to help raise funds for our project. Thanks to all involved, particularly our trustee Brice, for their support. A grand total of £560 was raised and a lot of fun was had! This money will [...]

By |2021-09-08T11:54:44+01:00July 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Fast and Furious

Going Underground

We’ve been taking a look at what’s beneath our feet this week. The project is progressing at some pace now – in the last week alone, we have built test pits so our Structural Engineer understands more about the building’s foundations and undertaken an contamination survey. It’s been wonderful seeing the professionals at work, using [...]

By |2021-09-08T11:54:50+01:00July 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Going Underground

It’s All About The Groundwork…

  What a day for topographical surveying! Under the scorching sun, Mapmatic carried out the survey, used to identify and map the contours of the ground and existing features on the surface of the earth. It will serve as the base map for future designs.

By |2021-09-08T11:54:56+01:00June 21st, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on It’s All About The Groundwork…
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