National Centre for Thomas Gainsborough
Award: £250k. A £9m project to create a 526sqm extension to Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, doubling the current size of the museum.
- Create three new display galleries, a new café and art studio with panoramic views of the countryside.
- A comprehensive refurbishment of the original historic buildings and improved visitor facilities.
- 90 direct new jobs and 31 indirect new jobs
- 5 apprenticeships
- 75,000 additional paying visitors within three years of opening.