The HLF has announced that it will be awarding £10.3 million for the creation of The Hold, a new heritage centre for Suffolk. This will provide a new home for Suffolk’s archives. The project is a collaborative venture between Suffolk County Council and the University of Suffolk. The Hold will be located on the university’s marina campus in Ipswich.
The HLF had earlier awarded Stage 1 funding of £538,100 [details].
- ‘The Hold, Ipswich: Work to begin on £20m archive project’, BBC News, 5 April 2018
- ‘National Lottery grants £10m to build The Hold heritage centre in Ipswich’, EADT, 5 April 2018
- ‘National Lottery funding approved for The Hold: a Suffolk archives service for the 21st century’, Suffolk County Council, 5 April 2018 [press release]
An archaeological trench was cut across part of the proposed site in August 2017.