Burton Manor College secures Lotto cash to fund restoration

Burton Manor College has been awarded a £488,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to restore its historic glasshouse and walled garden. A new teaching building and community spaces will also be added to the Liverpool City Council-owned site.

Teaching allotments will be part of the project, where demonstrations will be given for local people.

The HLF money will take the project into its second phase, which involves restoring a large Victorian-style glasshouse, built in 1904 for Henry Neville Gladstone.The project began when an arts centre called the Atelier was set up to decide how to renovate the disused historic buildings on the college site.

The restoration is being undertaken by Burton Manor in collaboration with the University of Chester.

Burton Manor College principal Keith Chandler said: "The site will provide a valuable opportunity for a broad range of people to find out more about Burton Manor, the Edwardian period and their locality and heritage."

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