Pavilion Estate update — May 2014

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We are sorry to announce that the bid to the Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF) for development funds for the Royal Pavilion Estate has not been successful this time. HLF were unable to fund all the projects for which it received applications and it is of course disappointing that the project did not go forward for development funding at this point. However the feedback from HLF has been very encouraging. Their Trustees specifically noted the high heritage importance of the Estate and they believe the need for the project was clearly demonstrated. They added that they clearly understand and support our Master Plan vision and especially welcome the prospect of an integrated offer for visitors within a more unified Royal Pavilion Estate.

This project is vital to the heart of the city and we will continue to work with all our partners and key stakeholders to develop our approach for future funding applications to HLF in the coming months in order to progress the plan to connect, preserve and celebrate the Royal Pavilion Estate.

Andrew Comben, CEO, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival said:

“Our ambition is to transform and revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate into a world class heritage site at the heart of Brighton & Hove. I am of course disappointed that we have not been successful this time round in bidding for Heritage Lottery funding but we are very encouraged by the feedback given to us by HLF Trustees and delighted they are so supportive of our vision. We will continue to work with HLF and all our partners on developing plans for a sustainable future for the Royal Pavilion Estate.”

Janita Bagshawe, Director, Royal Pavilion & Museums said:



“We need to not lose sight of our ambition to transform and revitalise a world class heritage site at the heart of Brighton & Hove. We will continue to work with HLF and our partners to develop the long term plan for the Royal Pavilion estate and to secure the funding to do so. It is the symbol of the city and deserves to be a place that everyone can experience and enjoy.”

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