133 King Street, Great Yarmouth

133 King Street, Great Yarmouth

Start Date: July 2013
Completion Date: May 2014
Construction Value: £560,000
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.