DRMM’s Hasting Pier restoration wins Heritage Lottery funding
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.
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.