3D image of sudbury gasworks, a brick built building.

The Gasworks in 3D

Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust has worked with Nottingham Trent University and a cohort of volunteers during the restoration project. Capturing the progress at various stages and creating 3D virtual models. Several models have been produced...

Join Our Team At The Gasworks Sudbury

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund we have a new opportunity for a dynamic and driven Business Development and Operations Manager to join our team at a very exciting time.  This is a full time,...
Image of the Gasworks Sudbury, a red brick built building with tiled roof

Decembers Update From The Gasworks

News from The gasworks DECEMBER 2022We continue to make good progress continues with the capital works. Since our last report a layer of membrane, insulation and underfloor heating pipes have been installed in the Main Hall...
View of gasworks roof from the inside

November Update From The Gasworks

NOVEMBER 2022 What a busy month! Despite the rain we have made great progress this month.The Retort room internal scaffolding was removed which uncovered the newly finished and very impressive roof space.The inside walls have...
Image of the retort house roof from the inside

The Retort House Roof

The Retort house roof is of significant architectural importance. Not only because of its age and construction but also as we believe it to be one of the only remaining ones in the county. When...
Image of a table set out for wedding reception drinks including champagne glasses, Freixent, bridal bouquet and a welcome sign

Wedding Coordination at The Gasworks

The Gasworks Sudbury is a Grade II listed building sited on the Sudbury Estate, on the Edge of the Derbyshire dales. It is currently undergoing a huge renovation project due to complete late Spring 2023....
View of the Vernon arms pub archway with two gas lamps either side and the Vernon arms sign in the centre

Gas Lamps

BY ROGER LARKE So, who can remember gas lamps in your home or street?  Not so many of you, I guess. I was born in Norfolk and the house I lived in had no electricity,...
image of the front of the gasworks building. A red brick building with a blue diaper pattern inlayed.

October Update From The Gasworks

It has been a busy October here at The Gasworks. Here is our monthly update to keep you up to date with what’s going on and what’s coming up. Restoration Update At the time of...
the underside of a historic roof being lime torched.

Lime Torching The Gasworks Roof

With the help of heritage roofer Richard Jordan, the local community had the opportunity to learn the method of Lime Torching. They also were able to mix and apply the mortar direct to the Gasworks...
Phot of the gasworks and a crane lifting off the roof.

Progress of Capital Works

Now that work has started on site, it has been a busy few weeks. Early focus was on setting up the site in the paddock area, which will eventually become the carpark, and putting in ...