Battersea Arts Centre handed £2.5m from lottery fund
6:00am Saturday 13th October 2012 in News
Battersea Arts Centre has been awarded a £2.5m grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The money will be used to finance the preservation of the much-loved Victorian building and to create a digital and physical archive of its history on site.
Michael Day, chairman of BAC's board said: "BAC's raison d'être is to innovate. I think its heritage project will mark out new ways for arts and heritage organisations to engage audiences with history."
The former town hall, visited by thousands of art, theatre and festival lovers each year, is a Grade II* listed building and has been the BAC’s home for more than 30 years.
Carole Souter, chief executive of HLF, said: "Battersea's Old Town Hall has been the scene of memorable cultural and political activity for more than a century and sits at the heart of its local community."
The project has already received support from funders like the Big Lottery Fund and Arts Council.