Great Yarmouth Art School

Great Yarmouth Art School

Start Date: December 2010
Completion Date: February 2012
Construction Value: £1.5 million
Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Sustainability: Residential



Client: Flagship Housing
Local Authority: Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Project Manager: Oxbury & Company
Architect: The Design Partnership
Consulting Engineer: Canham Consulting



After a century of history, a project to transform Great Yarmouth’s historic Art School from a decrepit squat into a beacon social housing project saw the creation of 18 new affordable flats and the preservation of the Grade II listed building.

A year of work by Wellington saw a team of around 30 workers renovating and restoring the building, which had become derelict and something of a magnet for anti-social behaviour after closing in the 1990s.

The work was carefully undertaken to preserve the iconic exterior of the building, while dividing the interior into discreet individual affordable homes.

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