We are delighted to announce that our project at Alexandra Palace has been awarded £18.8million of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the Palace’s most significant historic spaces to their former glory and secure the Palace‘s future as one of London’s leading heritage destinations.
Duncan Wilson OBE, Chief Executive said “We are thrilled with the HLF announcement. Today marks a hugely positive and significant step in realising our aspirations to bring the Victorian Theatre and BBC Studios back to life and fulfil the potential of the Palace and its remarkable history for the local community, visitors from all over the UK and overseas. There are further challenges ahead, including the launch of a new fundraising programme and preparing the Palace for the start of the construction programme later this year, but this announcement represents a huge achievement for the Trust and its supporters. “
The award of £18.8million HLF funding contributes towards the total project cost of £26.7m, with the London Borough of Haringey having pledged £6.8m and the Trust committing to a fundraising target of £1m before the start of the project in 2016.