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New art gallery for King's Lynn!   
14 October 2015 | Posted by Joanna Burton
 
Beacon Planning were delighted that consent was granted at Planning Committee last week for permission to convert a redundant building in the centre of King's Lynn to a new art gallery.

The host building is a former industrial building within a sensitive location in King's Lynn town centre, adjacent to the much celebrated Grade I listed Custom House and in the heart of the conservation area. Permission was refused earlier in the year for a scheme which proposed a flat roof on the grounds of harm to the setting of adjacent listed buildings and the character and appearance of the conservation area.

Beacon Planning worked hard alongside Hudson Architects and the Applicant to revise the design to follow a more traditional form that will secure a viable new use for this currently empty building. This entailed extensive liaison with the Local Planning Authority and Historic England to arrive at a design that officers could support and ultimately could go before Planning Committee with a recommendation for approval.

We are delighted that the scheme will now be going ahead and will transform this unused building into a new cultural and tourist destination that will contribute to the regeneration of this part of the historic town centre.