More Lottery Funding For Pitzhanger Manor Restoration

Manor and Gallery are expected to open next year after refurbishment



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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.

The effort to restore Pitzhanger has been ongoing since 2012, as a partnership between the London Borough of Ealing and Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust, which was established in order to run Pitzhanger following its reopening to the public. This latest investment follows previous major donations from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Ealing Council, Arts Council England and numerous other trusts, foundations and generous individual benefactors.

£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.

Clare Gough, Director of Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, said: ‘We are thrilled that Soane’s Pitzhanger has been awarded a further £659K by the Heritage Lottery Fund – it is a fantastic vote of confidence in the project.  Not only will this help conserve one of John Soane’s architectural gems, but also create a cultural focal point in one of London’s most diverse boroughs, with vibrant contemporary exhibitions and an imaginative education programme ’.

Cllr Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council said ‘I was delighted to hear the news of the latest National Lottery investment. It is a great show of support for a project that will have a lasting positive impact on the borough of Ealing.’

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

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