St. Mary’s Quay
St. Mary’s Quay church is a Grade II listed building which was built on marsh land and left redundant for over 100 years. The church suffered significant movement with massive concrete buttresses. In 1960, a prop against the south wall of the nave which had developed significant outward distortion. The project won the' Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award' in 2018, for a project that demonstrates the highest standards of historic building conservation and makes an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment.
Our ByrneLooby London team of conservation experts were appointed by The Churches Conservation Trust for the renewal and repair works. Phase 1 involved repairs to the existing but seriously decayed splendid hammer-beam roof and flint faced rubble stone walls. Phase 2 included sympathetic structural works to allow the removal of the unsightly concrete buttresses and insertion of a steel framed mezzanine to facilitate its new use by local charity - Suffolk Mind.