The Suffolk Archives statement on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its services is available to read here.

The Hold – Coronavirus update

Following government advice regarding delaying the spread of Coronavirus, all branches of Suffolk Archives (Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft) are closed until further notice.

Work on The Hold construction site was paused on 27th March while the situation was assessed and new plans were developed to enable construction to continue safely in line with government guidance. Work began again on Monday 27 April following these plans.

Excellent progress had been made on site before the lockdown occurred and the hope is that it may be realistic to complete the building and handover to Suffolk County Council sometime over the summer. This remains subject to further guidance from government and/or the construction leadership council.