Community restoration project – The Clock Tower and Gatehouse, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Restoration and refurbishment specialists Seamans Building were delighted to have been involved in the restoration of the Clock Tower and Gatehouse at Rougham Hall near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

This magnificent building was established in 1924 but had sadly reached the point of collapse. The hall itself was seriously damaged on 23rd September 1940 when it received a direct hit from a German bomb and the clock mechanism within the tower has been revealed for the first time since the 1940’s.

As part of the restoration project on the clock tower, two huge bells were brought back to life whilst repairs were made.  The Gatehouse has been beautifully refurbished into a 3-bedroom accommodation with some very unique features!

The drone footage below shows the tower before its restoration

Restoration specialists Suffolk
Restoration specialists Suffolk

Restoration works commences – scaffolding is erected around the clock tower

Work in progress, a new roof is installed and the clock tower bells are lifted out, cleaned & reinstated

Internally, the clock tower has been fully refurbished with a modern kitchen, flooring, staircase and no less than 3 bedrooms. A place fit for a king!