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Lowestoft Town Hall | Refurbishment and Construction of Extensions

24 June 2024

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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)