We’re very happy to report that planning applications submitted to Babergh District Council by Malcolm Fryer Architects have today been given the green light. This brings us a step closer to to making our final submission to the National Lottery Heritage Fund at the end of May.
“It has been a pleasure to work with MFA, and seeing the designs form over the past 18 months, in consultation with the local community, has been a very rewarding process”.
The regeneration project will deliver the following improvements:
- A contemporary internal new build to the major entrance at the West end, providing an improved and more welcoming lobby;
- A mezzanine floor, making bell ringing more accessible and providing meeting and pop up exhibition space;
- The provision of toilets;
- An upgrade to the kitchen and bar facilities;
- The opening of the south chapel for visitors to enjoy, to be used as a green room for performers, and provide space for meetings;
- Improvements and access to gardens around the church;
- New roofs and other upgrades to the fabric of the building.
Alongside the physical changes to the building, St Peter’s will also expand its programme of heritage and cultural activities. These are designed to appeal to all ages, for residents of Sudbury and neighbouring areas, as well as visitors to our town.