Ipswich Building PreservationTrust, Half Moon & Star; 2016
The Half Moon & Star, St Matthews Street. The Trusts's largest project to date, carried out with Heritage Lottery Fund grant aid, was the conversion into four flats and a cottage from the long empty and redundant public house. The scheme also allowed a Housing Association to provide eight social housing units.
The Half Moon & Star still open as a pub, 1989
Above: The Half Moon & Star; adjoining greengrocer's shop, 1890
The building in 1977 before the preservation project commenced.Views of the rear of the pub before restoration.
The project nearing completion in June 1999.
The restoration of the street frontage included removal of the textured paint finish, restoration of the front door case to its original central position, remodelling of the old pub corner, new sash windows on the ground floor and reconstruction of the dormers on the cottage.
Undertaken by the Trust between 1995 and 1999 with assistance from Ipswich Borough Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Architectural Heritage Fund, Nicholas Jacob Architects and S.E.H. French Construction.