Work on The Hold, the new heritage centre for Suffolk, is making progress. This week the membrane went down for the archive.
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.