Eight refurb projects get £76m lottery funding

Aaron Morby 10 years ago

The Heritage Lottery Fund has earmarked £76m to support eight major construction and refurbishment projects.

Among the high profile projects to secure lottery funding are the new V&A museum in Scotland, conversion of the Maze prison into a centre for conflict resolution and Winchester Cathedral.

    Funded projects

  • Ditherington Flax Mill Maltings, Shropshire (£12.1m) – internationally important conservation area and home to the world’s oldest iron framed building
  • V&A at Dundee (£9.2m) – an exciting new museum to be located in Scotland’s fourth largest city as a showcase for design talent, past and present
  • The Royal Academy of Arts, London (£12.7m) – one of the capital’s most famous centres of artistic excellence
  • Northumberland National Park (£6.3m)– the North East’s ‘cathedral’ of the natural world, stretching from Hadrian’s wall to the Scottish borders
  • The Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn (£6.4m) – former Second World War and prison site set to be transformed into a centre for peace-building and conflict resolution
  • Knole, Kent (£7.5m)– a grand but jaded estate steeped in 600 years of turbulent history;
  • National Army Museum, London – a much-loved museum telling the stories of the British Army from 1415 to recent campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq

  • National Army Museum, London (£11.3m) – a much-loved museum telling the stories of the British Army from 1415 to recent campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq
  • Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire (£10.5m) – one of the UK’s most treasured places of worship and home to the 12th-century Winchester Bible

Dame Jenny Abramsky, Chair of HLF, said: “This latest portfolio of projects is probably one of the most wide-reaching we have ever seen.

“It covers so much that is important to the UK’s heritage – from cathedrals to national parks and industrial buildings to great museums.

She added: “It recognises the role the UK has played in the development of modern architecture and in doing so will help ensure some of our most-loved places are saved for future generations.”

Since 1994, the organisation has allocated £4.97 billion to more than 33,000 projects across the country.

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