Diss Heritage regeneration project officially underway
The multi-million refurbishment of Diss Corn Hall and the surrounding Heritage Triangle area is officially underway after receiving go-ahead from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The planning has begun for the Corn Hall renovations that will commence in July 2015, the first phase in a three-step initiative that will also see streetscape development start in late 2015, and the construction of a Mere boardwalk and wildlife garden in early 2016.
The Diss Heritage Partnership confirmed the total funding goal for the scheme had been increased, to account for potential variables during the delivery of the three phases.
A statement on the Diss Heritage Triangle Facebook page read: “The project cost remains at £2.95 million, but our funding target has been extended to £3.05 million to add an additional contingency and take maximum advantage of the refurbishment to create the best possible venue, while controlling costs tightly. To date £2.82 million has been secured – 92 per cent of the new target.”