Crumbs! Former Lowestoft biscuit factory demolished to make way for Burger King

The Coopers Building in Lowestoft has been demolished to make way for a new Burger King. Picture: AN

The Coopers Building in Lowestoft has been demolished to make way for a new Burger King. Picture: ANDREW PAPWORTH. - Credit: Archant

This is all that remains of a historic former biscuit factory that kept generations of hungry seafarers well-nourished for long trips away from home.

How the Coopers Building used to look. Picture by: Andrew Papworth.

How the Coopers Building used to look. Picture by: Andrew Papworth. - Credit: Archant

A bid to knock the former Coopers Factory down to replace it with a drive-through Burger King was made this year.

The application resulted in protest from heritage campaigners, with the Suffolk Preservation Society (SPS) saying it 'forms an important part of the industrial, mercantile and maritime history of Lowestoft'.

But Waveney District Council's planning committee gave to go-ahead for the demolition.

During the planning application Peter Le Grys, from solicitors Robinson and Hall, said the building had been 'much altered and extended' from its earliest recorded days in 1892.


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But Fiona Cairns, director of the SPS, said: 'This bad decision is straight out of the 1960s.'

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