Council bids for Boston Manor funding
by Natalie Vincent Fri 23 February 2018, 4:41 pm
Plans to regenerate historic Boston Manor House took a step closer in February, as the council voted unanimously to submit a formal application for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The restoration of Boston Manor House and Park is being developed as twin projects to achieve the regeneration of both with an overall value of £11 million.
A Jacobean Grade I*- listed building, the house is included in Historic England's 'buildings at risk' register and needs urgent action to preserve it.
Having successfully achieved first-stage approval for funding from the HLF last year, Hounslow Council is now moving forward with the bid, which is dependent on match funding from the council and has resolved to release £450,500 for this purpose.
The outcome of the bid will be announced in June.
If successful, work will start towards the end of 2018 with completion expected in 2020/21.
A funding bid for the restoration of the park has also received a Stage One Parks for People Grant from the HLF, with the second stage application to be submitted in 2019 for anticipated completion in 2022.
Samia Chaudhary, cabinet member for leisure and green policy, said: "If successful in our application, this regeneration programme will ensure a bright future for Boston Manor House and Park and put it firmly on the map as a go-to cultural and leisure destination for local people and visitors."