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21st January 2019

John Peel Centre for Creative Arts Competition


John Peel Centre for Creative Arts Competition – Exhibition of Student Designs and Announcement of Winner

Entries in a special student competition to design a section of the planned conversion of Stowmarket’s old Corn Exchange, now renamed the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts (JPCCA), will be on show to the public this weekend. The competition winner will be announced during the exhibition by John Peel’s widow, Sheila Ravenscroft.

The exhibition at the JPCCA in Church Walk, Stowmarket will be open on Saturday 21st May, 10am – 4pm and Sunday 22nd May, 12 noon – 4pm and is the culmination of a student design ideas competition for the disused Corn Exchange, which is being converted into a vibrant and inspirational arts venue for the local community.

The JPCCA joined forces with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA East) and the Suffolk Association of Architects to run the competition, which asked students to design a mezzanine floor inside the building to provide a workshop area, café/bar and to create a top-quality practice and performance space.

The winning entry will be announced during the exhibition, at 3.30pm on Sunday 22nd May, with Sheila Ravenscroft presenting the winner with a certificate and prize. The student will work with Martindales of Cambridge, the appointed project architects, to develop the winning design into the overall scheme.

The exhibition will also give the public an opportunity to see inside this beautiful building. Entry is free.

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