King Street

133 King Street, Great Yarmouth

Start Date: July 2013
Completion Date: May 2014
Construction Value: £560,000
Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk



Client Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust
Project Manager Jeremy Stacey Architects
Architect: Jeremy Stacey Architects
Consulting Engineer: Morton Partnership



There has been a building at 133 King Street in Great Yarmouth since the 13th century, and the present building was built in 1790 – although it retains elements of the medieval building in its fabric. So it is an important part of the town’s mercantile heritage.

The property had not been modernised or altered structurally since the 18th century, and had lain empty for more than 15 years before Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust put forward plans to bring the building back to life as an art gallery and studios.

Clearly such a sensitive project required specialist skills, and the Trust turned to Wellington to deliver these. It was a truly collaborative effort, with two of the Trust’s own conservation apprentices working alongside Wellington’s staff, helping to develop a much-needed local pool of conservation skills.

The ethos of the conversion was ‘minimum intrusion’. Those repairs which were required were undertaken in such a way that the character and appearance of the building was maintained.

Great Yarmouth now had one of its finest heritage buildings back in use, with its architectural integrity retained, thanks to Wellington’s skilled historic building specialists.

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