Following the recent pandemic, The King’s Lynn Preservation Trust decided to close the internal courtyard to visitors and the Halls to individuals and groups. During the “lock down” period, Thoresby College saw it’s commercial premises closed by Tenants, and a new, more restrictive management of residential premises was successfully agreed and maintained with residents. As the “lock down” begins to ease, the Great and Lower Halls are now available again for hire to groups at reduced capacities (to coincide with Government Recommendations), and it is hoped that the commercial tenants will return to their offices soon.
In December 2018, a small, localised fire caused significant damage to one of the flats on the Queen Street elevation of Thoresby College. Luckily the building was evacuated quickly and efficiently, and all tenants were kept safe. The flat however was not so lucky, despite the exceptionally fast response of the local Fire Department. Work on restoration began in Autumn 2019, and is now approaching completion. Works have been carried out by Smith Building Services Ltd., to a very high standard. It is hoped that the remaining works to the stonework and sash windows on Queen Street will be completed later this year.