SRO Service in Lowestoft

Updates on Suffolk Record Office Service Changes can be found here 


This will continue to be updated throughout the process with dates and information as this becomes available.

Spring 2018 | Pre-Engagement (Complete)

  • Engage with Stakeholders to seek draft proposals and alternative solutions
  • Collate results to inform content of formal consultation
July/August 2018 | Options appraisal (Complete)

  • Exploration of location options, informed by results of the pre-engagement
  • Cost analysis and feasibility work
  • Agree content of formal consultation
21st September – 1st November 2018 | Formal public consultation (Complete)

  • Articulate vision and consult on proposals
November – December 2018 | outcome (Complete)

  • Complete analysis and review of consultation
  • Report consultation outcomes and final decision presented to Cabinet – 4th December
  • Apply for TNA accreditation
Early 2020 | New Service

  • The new Lowestoft Record Office service begins
  • The Hold building in Ipswich opens
  • Vulnerable collections are moved to the new strongrooms

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Lowestoft Record Office Pre-consultation Workshops Report