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Monday28 July 2014

DRMM’s Hasting Pier restoration wins Heritage Lottery funding

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Glenn Howells and Foster Wilson projects will also benefit from £22.5 million pledge

DRMM’s restoration of Hastings Pier will receive a share of £22.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund on the lottery’s 18th anniversary.

The practice’s plans to restore the grade II listed Hastings Pier will receive £11.4 million, more than half of the total funding announced for six heritage projects.

A Glenn Howells-designed visitor centre at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire and a Foster Wilson-designed restoration of Hoxton Hall in London are among five other projects to receive funding.

Hastings Pier in Hastings, East Sussex

Source: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire, Press Association Images

Hastings Pier in Hastings, East Sussex, has been devasataed by a fire. Two people were arrested on suspicion of arson.

Improvements at the Swiss Garden in Bedfordshire, a restoration of St Mary at the Quay Church in Ipswich and an archaeology project at Flodden battlefield in Northumbria will also receive a share of the money.

Glenn Howells’ plans for a visitor centre, treetop walkway and viewing tower at the Westonbirt Arboretum will receive £1.9 million.

Foster Wilson’s restoration of the 149-year-old Hoxton Hall, intended to more than triple its annual visitor numbers, will be given £1.8 million.

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