St. Mary’s Quay
This grade II* church which had been left redundant for over 100 years was built on marsh land and had suffered significant movement with massive concrete buttresses installed in 1960 to prop the south wall of the nave, which had developed significant outward distortion.
ByrneLooby London partner's, Sinclair Johnston, 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. Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award Winner 2018 – Project which demonstrates the highest standards of historic building conservation and makes an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment.