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|Start Date:||July 2013|
|Completion Date:||May 2014|
|Location:||Great Yarmouth, Norfolk|
|Sustainability:||Art Gallery & Studio|
|Client:||Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust|
|Local Authority:||Great Yarmouth Borough Council|
|Project Manager:||Jeremy Stacey Architects|
|Architect:||Jeremy Stacey Architects|
|Consulting Engineer:||Morton Partnership|
A late 17th century house with attached warehouse, 133 King Street was bought by Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust in 2012 for repair and reuse as an art gallery and artists’ studios. The Grade II listed building was on Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s at risk register due to structural issues.
The ethos of the conversion was minimum intrusion, with Wellington’s specialist heritage team undertaking sensitive repairs in a way which saw the character and appearance of the building maintained.
Apprenticeships were offered to two of the Trust’s trainees, with the apprenticeship being delivered jointly by Wellington and Great Yarmouth College, helping to develop a much-needed local pool of conservation skills.
As well as specialist heritage conservation skills, a project like this requires a sympathetic approach and a real feel for local heritage, things which Wellington is uniquely positioned to provide.