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Restoration of Lowestoft Post Office – Coming Soon!

Former Post Office

Former Post Office, London Road South, Lowestoft – October 2021

The London Road, Lowestoft High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) is an exciting 4 year heritage led regeneration programme being delivered over the course of 4 years from 2020 – 2024 with funding from East Suffolk Council and Historic England, in partnership with Lowestoft Town Council and East Suffolk Building Preservation Trust.  

One of the first projects for the HSHAZ is to bring about conservation repairs to the façade of the Grade II listed former Post Office on London Road North, Lowestoft. The project will help to improve the condition and appearance of the building whilst restoring its historic character.  

It will include work to fix the roof, repair the windows, carry out conservation of stonework on the façade and reconfigure the ground floor windows to restore the entrance to the central bay of the building, as per the original design of the building. This will incorporate repositioning the existing ramp which would greatly improve the appearance of the building.

Artistic impression of how the former Post Office will look

Artistic impression of how the former Post Office will look following the building restoration works. (Image Chaplin + Farrant)

This will be the first phase of works taking place to the Post Office, with the wider conversion works to follow later in 2022. 

The former Post Office is within the ownership of East Suffolk Council following the departure of Royal Mail. Planning and Listed Building Consent applications are due to be determined in November for the proposed works to the façade of the building.  

The building restoration works will be staring on site in January 2022 and will be completed by the end of April 2022. We will be posting regular Post Office blog updates whilst works are taking place on site.