The Queen Street School Preservation Trust

Situated close to the Humber Bridge near Hull, the Wilderspin School complex is a local heritage success story. Rescued and restored by the Queen Street School Preservation Trust 25 years ago, the former school with unique connections to Samuel Wilderspin who pioneered infant education in the UK, is now a thriving museum and arts venue.

The Trust is looking to build on the success of the Wilderspin School project, by increasing its investment in the Joseph Wright Hall which forms part of the museum complex. Having already secured important grants to improve the fabric of the Hall, trustees are now keen to raise as much as £1.5 million to complete the refurbishment project and generate income that will secure the long-term operation of the museum.

Gifted has been engaged to conduct a feasibility study for this exciting, final phase of the Joseph Wright Hall development scheme. ‘It’s such a central and critical hub within the community,’ says Amy Stevens, ‘Making the Hall fully accessible and properly equipped to serve everyone from yoga classes to theatre groups is right at the heart of the Trust’s vision for the redeveloped space.’

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