Friday, October 04, 2013

£5m voted to restore Delapre Abbey, Northampton

From the Northampton Borough Council website:
Northampton Borough Council has received a grant of £3.6 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the restoration of Delapre Abbey project it was announced today. 
The project aims to preserve and restore much of the main Abbey buildings. 
The project involves refurbishing parts of the main Abbey building, including rebuilding the conservatory and opening the south wing for events and public access, restoring the 18th century stable block into a new visitor and education centre, shop and exhibition space and restoring the Billiard Room and converting it into a restaurant and café for use by the general public and for special events. 
Northampton Borough Council will provide match funding with an investment of £1.34m, the balance coming from trusts, donations, a public appeal and volunteer time.

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