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Purcell’s Stratford plans move a step closer

Alice Billings House will reconnect the local community to this important historic civic landmark. The new public realm space (c) Purcell crop

East London project secures £467k grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund

A project to convert grade II-listed former fire brigade accommodation in east London into studio space for the creative industries has received a funding boost.

Purcell’s plans for Alice Billings House in Stratford have been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £467,172 – on top of already-committed funding for the scheme from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, the London Borough of Newham and the Architectural Heritage Fund.

Project client Creative Land Trust plans to transform the derelict early 1900s building into studios for around 80 artists, with a permanent home for a community heritage and arts-education programme in Stratford’s civic quarter.

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