Saturday 27 September 2014

BBC News - Southbank Centre repairs get £4.9m Lottery boost

More on this story....: "Planned maintenance of the Southbank Centre in London has had a £4.9m boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The money will bolster the £16m already pledged by Arts Council England towards the £25m cost of repairing and maintaining the arts venue.

The announcement has come ahead of a public consultation on the proposed alterations to the site.

Earlier this month, the Southbank Centre failed to close a skatepark beneath its Queen Elizabeth Hall.

The closure was due to form part of a planned £120m redevelopment of the entire site, which comprises the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery."

An artist's impression shows the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer after the repair and maintenance project.