Proposed designs for Diss Corn Hall and Heritage Triangle to go on display

Diss Corn Hall conceptual design showing new entrance at rear of courtyard.

Diss Corn Hall conceptual design showing new entrance at rear of courtyard. - Credit: Archant

Proposed designs for Diss Corn Hall and the Heritage Triangle will be exhibited next week.

The designs will be on display in the Waveney Room of the Corn Hall from Monday, July 22 until Thursday, July 25 July from 11am - 4pm. On Friday, July 26, the designs will be on show in the Market Place.

The Diss Heritage Partnership team is keen to get feedback from members of the public on the conceptual designs, before the architects and landscape designers undertake further work. Included in the plans are a new extension to the Corn Hall, providing a foyer, box office, gallery space and a heritage learning zone as well as restoration of the historic fabric of the building. Within the Triangle, it's proposed to create three 'squares' on Market Hill, where people can pause to find out more about the history of the old part of Diss. Work could also be undertaken to raise the carriageway to pavement height, enabling pedestrians to move more freely around St Nicholas Street and Market Hill, whilst still allowing traffic around the Triangle.

The project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, aims to regenerate the old part of Diss through investment in its heritage.

Sheila King, project manager, said 'The Heritage Lottery Fund has described this project as 'transformational'. We have a unique opportunity to change perceptions of Diss, bringing more people to the old town to find out about its history, enjoy performances at the Corn Hall and discover the wonderful range of individual shops, cafes and bars that are on offer here.'

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