St Peter's, Sudbury

St Peter's Church, Sudbury, Suffolk

St Peter’s sits at the heart of Sudbury, Suffolk, overlooking the town’s bustling market place. It currently hosts a series of music concerts, live performances and community events run by the Friends of St Peter’s. However, the building is in need of urgent repairs and new facilities to make it sustainable for the future. We also want to invest in a more diverse programme of activity to attract a wider range of local audiences and visitors.

In March 2018 we were delighted to secure initial project support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), made possible by money raised from National Lottery players. The HLF development grant will enable an expanded community and cultural activity programme to be held at St. Peter’s over the next 18 months and the progression of designs to transform this much-loved local landmark. 

The £2.5m regeneration will deliver the following improvements:

•        A contemporary internal new build at the West end providing an improved draft lobby, a mezzanine floor, meeting and events area

•        The provision of toilets

•        An upgrade to the kitchen facilities

•        The opening of the south chancel

•        Improved gardens around the church

•        A new roof and other upgrades to the fabric of the building

Alongside these physical changes to the building, St Peter’s will also offer a wider programme of heritage and cultural activities. These are designed to appeal to residents of Sudbury and neighbouring areas, as well as to visitors to this lively market town.

As part of our Development stage work, we are now looking to appoint a creative, collaborative and experienced Design Services team to prepare RIBA 3 project designs for St Peter’s. 

Deadline for submissions – Monday 5 November (midday).

For more information about this commission, including full tender documents, please contact Tessa Harvey, Regeneration Officer, at tharvey@thecct.org.uk or 07393 149621.

You can find the Friends of St Peter's Sudbury website here