More Lottery Funding For Pitzhanger Manor Restoration
Manor and Gallery are expected to open next year after refurbishment
A major project to restore Ealing's Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery is to benefit from an additional £659K from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Trustees say the grant is a testament to the importance of preserving John Soane's 1800 West London retreat and will be put towards additional costs that have been identified over the course of the restoration, such as strengthening the weak foundations to the adjacent contemporary art gallery.
£10.6m of the total costs have been successfully raised to date: the Trust is still working to raise the remaining £1.4 m required to complete the project, which will conserve and celebrate Pitzhanger – a building of national and international importance – so that future generations can enjoy, study and be inspired by Soane’s architectural genius.
The project will establish an exciting scheme of interpretation that will bring the story of Soane’s Pitzhanger to life, for members of the local Ealing community and beyond.
Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery are due to open in 2018, along with a new brasserie – the Garden Room – which is currently being built in the Manor’s walled kitchen garden.
April 18, 2017