The prettiest former Gasworks in the country (unless you know better?)

Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust

This must be the prettiest former Gasworks in the country (unless you know better?) built in 1874, it boasts a massive buttressed chimney, a Dutch gable and diaper pattern brickwork.

It is attributed to George Devey (1820 -1886) an architect noted for his work on country houses and their estates. His work demonstrated how traditional local materials could be used to great effect on both grand houses and small buildings, including those in industrial use.

In June 2013, the Prince’s Regeneration Trust held a Community Consultation Event in Sudbury to explore ideas for restoring the building, to see what was needed and if local people were interested in forming a building preservation trust and take this project on. The SGRT was born, and now, having used an AHF Cold Spot Grant and a Heritage Lottery Fund Start Up Grant to explore ideas for future use, they aim to restore the building for community use and secure its long-term economic future.