Southbank Centre receives £4.9m Heritage Lottery FundSouthbank Centre receives £4.9m Heritage Lottery Fund
£4.9m has been awarded by the HLF towards the long overdue restoration work on the Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room. This includes a major heritage programme to open up Southbank Centre's extensive archive to the public.
The £25m investment will make the 1960s buildings fit for future generations and is part of an ongoing programme to improve public areas and cultural spaces for the 6.25m people who visit the 21-acre site every year. The restoration work, which also received £16.7m in funding from Arts Council England (announced May 2014), will see the venues closed for a period of two years whilst work is undertaken.
Further funds need to be raised in order to complete this phase of work and so Southbank Centre has launched Let The Light In, a campaign to raise the remaining £3.9m. There are unique opportunities for audiences and organisations to become involved and support the project, for example by sponsoring one of the unique features, including a Hayward Gallery roof light, a seat in the Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium, or one of the dressing rooms.
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