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Lowestoft Town Hall | Refurbishment and Construction of Extensions

24 June 2024

Town Hall Project Contract Opportunities 3The Grade II Lowestoft Town Hall was built during the late Victorian period and has been vacant since 2015. It is a prominent landmark on Lowestoft's historic High Street. Now owned by Lowestoft Town Council, grant funding from the Heritage Fund, Towns Fund and East Suffolk Council is supporting a project to restore and extend it.

The restored Town Hall will be transformed into a multifunctional community building - 1,900sqm over two floors - bringing significant footfall to this deprived area.

Lowestoft Town Council and the Registrars will become 'anchor' tenants; the remainder of the building will include a heritage gallery, a café, art gallery, coworking space, meeting rooms and events spaces, around a courtyard garden.

The development of the Town Hall is intended to contribute to economic regeneration, part of a multimillion-pound investment programme in this most easterly town.

The works consist of

• Demolition of some parts of the current structure/strip out of later additions to the building.

• Extensive reconfiguration and restoration of the existing buildings, including conservation of the historic fabric, including lime plaster, mouldings, original sash windows and doors, original floors etc and slate roof replacement.

• Construction of a new events space with prep kitchen and bar, and an art gallery

• M&E throughout including low carbon technologies (air source heat pumps, PV panels, MVHR etc), fire and security alarms; lifts; AV support.

• Groundworks, services and landscaping.

 

Full contract tender details can be found on Contracts Finder.

Tender documents can be accessed by emailing admin@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk

Closing Deadline: 19 August 2024, 12pm (please note that this deadline has been extended from the original date)

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Free-to-access tennis courts at Normanston Park to Open

19 June 2024

The newly refurbished tennis courts at Normanston Park will be open from tomorrow (Thursday 20th June).

Following a series of upgrades in partnership with the LTA - Tennis For Britain across all our tennis facilities, we are delighted that this popular free-to-access facility will once again be enjoyed by the local community and visitors. Normanston Park now boasts three refurbished artificial grass courts and three new hard courts.

The courts can be booked using the same system that was introduced in Kensington Gardens with the simple-to-use online booking system to ensure that you can enjoy the tennis facilities at a time convenient to you. Booking online requires having a free LTA Advantage account, which is also quick and simple to set up and gives you access a range of LTA resources and access to court bookings across the country.

If you have any issues with the online booking system or gaining access to the courts, please contact the Town Council.

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Vote for the Town Hall to be in the HODs Anniversary Gallery

13 June 2024

This year Heritage Open Days is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and is creating a special gallery page to mark the occasion. The Anniversary Gallery will showcase the many different sites, stories and people that make up the national Heritage Open Days events.

We are delighted that the Town Hall has been shortlisted from hundreds of entries to be a part of this gallery but we now need your help to make it into the final choice! All you need to do is go to the HODs website and vote for the Town Hall in the Eastern Region category.

Vote NOW!

Voting closes on 30th June before the final announcement is made in July!

 

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