More Lottery funds granted

The Heritage Lottery Fund’s second round of grants totalled nearly 6m for 18 projects. It includes a 254 000 cash injection to design a children’s gallery.

Gloucestershire consultancy Bremner & Orr is creating the new 550 000 Roald Dahl Gallery at the Buckinghamshire County Museum. “It’s a real dream job for a designer,” says Buckinghamshire county museum officer Colin Dawes. The gallery will include characters from Dahl’s books James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and will be completed in summer 1996.

Other Heritage grants include 100 000 towards the 175 000 required for the Langdon Conservation Centre in Basildon, which is being designed by freelance architect Rod Shelton. “We’ll certainly be looking for interior designers in the future,” confirms a spokesman for the Essex Wildlife Trust.

The largest award was of almost 3m for the restoration of Highcliffe Castle in Dorset.

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