PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND ONLINE SURVEY TO SUPPORT SAVING THE IRON DUKE
Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust is holding a public consultation at North Denes Primary School Jellicoe Road Great Yarmouth NR30 4HF, on Thursday 29th June from 3.30pm to 6.30pm to discuss plans to restore The Iron Duke.
The Iron Duke is a Grade II listed Art Deco building with a fascinating history, designed in the late 1930s and completed in 1948 and there is a great deal of public interest in its restoration.
Vacant since its closure, it was purchased in December 2020 by Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust with the intention to fully restore and bring the building back into use. Since then, the preservation trust has made the building wind and weather tight and undertaken work, including a full measured survey, historic analysis and research, condition survey, topographical survey, asbestos survey, and the clearance of waste. This level of development work was crucial to fully understand the building and its condition, the levels of repair and costs involved to allow informed decision making and further grant applications.
Working with a range of consultants and experts, this information was used to submit a grant application to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and resulted in a successful stage 1 award in January 2023.
The preservation trust, supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund is now seeking feedback from the community on how best to move forward with the project’s development.
You can join the public consultation in person on the 29th of June, or if you are unable to attend please complete our survey online: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/IronDuke/. Your feedback is much appreciated.
All the information, advice and comments received will be carefully considered, evaluated and used to inform the direction of the project during the development phase.
About Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust
Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust was established in 1979 as a registered charity with a vision to preserve, safeguard and promote the cultural heritage of Great Yarmouth. One of the longest running building preservation trusts in the UK the trust acquires heritage assets at risk, fully restores them back to a viable and economic use. Previous projects include the Time and Tide Museum, and the restoration of a number of historic merchant’s house in the town centre. www.greatyarmouthpreservationtrust.org
About The National Lottery Heritage Fund Using money raised by the National Lottery, we Inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future. www.heritagefund.org.uk. Follow @HeritageFundUK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #NationalLotteryHeritageFund Since The National Lottery began in 1994, National Lottery players have raised over £43 billion for projects and more than 635,000 grants have been awarded across the UK.