At very short notice, amazingly we have the chance to acquire the perfect site for the Centre, being Suffolk County Council farmland disposal, but we have only been given until 20th November 2018 in which to raise the total sum of £635,000 to buy it. So, our need for donations is indeed urgent! To kick start the process, a private donor has paid a 5% non-returnable deposit of £31,750, leaving us to find the balance of just over £600,000. We’re honoured – they wouldn’t have done this if they lacked confidence in our ability to raise the balance! We want to make sure the property isn’t put on the open market, so losing to developers this great opportunity.
The land we want for the Centre is the 7-acre site of the heritage Brandeston Hall Farm Barn and outbuildings, Lavenham Road, Sudbury CO10 0TG, adjacent to the Grade 2 listed Brandeston Hall, just outside Suffolk’s famously historic village of Lavenham. There is a 17th century barn together with stables and piggeries for restoration and conversion with over 5 acres of farmland. There is a moat.
There is also the opportunity for a new-build best conservation practice gallery. Architectural heritage and planning advice has been received. All those consulted agree it is the perfect site and a wonderful opportunity for a nationally important visitor centre with a range of educational aspects. It is hugely exciting from every point of view.
Please would you consider a donation to help us reach our target? Any sum would be so much appreciated.
How to donate
There are two ways you can donate