Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios launches website for HLF transformational grant award of £12m
30th January 2012
A major new funding bid for the repair and redevelopment of Ditherington Flax Mill Maltings has been submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund by Shropshire Council and English Heritage. The aim of the HLF project is to work with the local community and others to develop a vibrant centre for learning, working, social enterprise, and leisure.
A successful Heritage Lottery Bid will restore this group of internationally important buildings and will revitalise the local and regional economies. It will also allow a huge range of groups, from international engineers to local school children, to increase their knowledge and understanding of the unique and varied heritage of the Flax Mill Maltings.
Ditherington Flax Mill Maltings has thousands of local and international supporters, not least because it includes the world’s first iron framed structure without which the famous New York skyscraper would never have been possible.
A decision is expected in April 2012.