Vision to revitalise Royal Pavilion Estate receives significant funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund
24 Nov 2014
We are delighted to announce that the first phase in the vision to revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate has received another significant funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
HLF has earmarked £5m towards the project - subject to plans being successfully developed at the next stage – for which they are providing £176,500 development funding upfront.
The news joins the recent award of £5.8m from Arts Council England in helping us progress the first phase of the long term ambition to reconnect the historic buildings and landscape of the Estate and to create a centre for heritage, culture and the performing arts which reflects the unique spirit of Brighton.
This first phase of the project will include a major refurbishment of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre in which - alongside essential conservation work – breathtaking and hitherto hidden heritage spaces will be restored for public viewing; as well as the development of a new interpretation strategy and activity plan for the Estate to reveal inspirational stories, unfold layers of history, thought and knowledge and help more people learn, understand and care about the Estate and its history.
Andrew Comben, CEO, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival said: “We are delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has followed Arts Council England (ACE) in providing the next tier of funding for this project. It is a fantastic endorsement of our vision and - with the support of two such major funders - we have a really strong foundation to embark on our fundraising campaign as we work towards construction starting in autumn 2016.”