The Lowestoft Town Hall business plan, which has been produced for Lowestoft Town Council by MossKing Associates Limited with detailed input from both Hudson Architects and Andrew Morton Associates (Quantity Surveyors), is now ready for the public to view. The document, which has been developed to support a funding bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), describes a sustainable plan for the future use of Lowestoft Town Hall, a grade II listed building set on the old High Street, in the heart of the North Lowestoft Conservation Area.
The deprived and deteriorating Town Hall has been vacant since 2015 and has been in the ownership of Lowestoft Town Council since 2017. Action is required to address the physical conditions of the building, this providing an opportunity to develop this important landmark and deliver a significant cultural, community and economic contribution to Lowestoft. One of the core elements of the Town Investment Plan is to restore and extend the Town Hall to become an inclusive centre for the community and visitors. Facilities will include a heritage hub, tourist information centre and exhibition space, alongside a café, attracting visitors and locals alike. The restored Chamber, with its notable stained glass windows, will be used for civil ceremonies, as well as by Lowestoft Town Council and the Registrars, who will become anchor tenants.
Please note that this version of the business plan, v3.0, has been edited to remove commercially sensitive details that could adversely affect competitive tenders. However, further details will be issued in regular updates as the project progresses.