The founding of the the Wisbech Corn Exchange Conservation Trust in 2017 was the first step towards putting Wisbech Corn Exchange back on the map, but there is an enormous amount still to be achieved.
As at September 2018 the Trust is in the process of applying for charitable status, which will enable us to apply to grant-making bodies and trusts for funding. We have already begun working on a heritage and culture-led development plan in partnership with local and national community organisations.
Our ultimate objective is a major refurbishment of Wisbech Corn Exchange, which will enable it to be used once again as a public entertainment space. This will involve sensitive restoration of the building’s period features and structure, retaining and revealing the past whilst making the interior accessible and practical for community use and private hire. The plan includes increasing seating capacity, and creating a magnificent new viewing gallery and audience circulation space.
The Trust invites you to help us bring about the transformation of this historical local building to provide contemporary multi-purpose facilities for public and private benefit.
Strategic Development Plan for Wisbech Corn Exchange