Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Project description

In 1965, George Gooderham bought the Maltings and a new era began with the gradual conversion of the Victorian buildings.  The first major development was the now world-class Concert Hall. The Craft Shop opened in 1971, bringing together a variety of locally made art and crafts. Over 40 years Snape Maltings has developed a range of attractions and revitalised the old granaries into a leading destination on the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

Facilities and Services

Snape Maltings is best known for its concert hall which hosts the Aldeburgh Festival. The Maltings, as a set of buildings, house:

  • Shops (house and garden, craft shop, clothing, books and cards, gallery, and antiques and collectors' shops)
  • Granary Tea Shop
  • Plough and Sail Pub
  • River walks and trips
  • Special events
  • 65 converted private-sale residential apartments.

Business/operational model

Snape Maltings continues as a family-run business employing over 70 people.

Financing and delivery/procurement

Privately financed development with a number of converted residential apartments built. Aldeburgh Music and Arts Council East are lead partners in the redevelopment in consultation with English Heritage and the local authority.

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Contact details

Snape Maltings
Nr Aldeburgh
Suffolk IP17 1SR
T: 01728 688303


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