Tuesday, 23 September 2014

They own land! Give them money!

Emailed in by Rob B, from Future Brixton:

The Brixton Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) will see a £2.6 million investment in historic buildings and the part they play in local culture. The focus is on Electric Avenue – built in the 1880s it was the first shopping street in the country to be lit by electricity and found fame in 1983 through the Eddy Grant single of the same name.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £1,950,000 to the initiative and Lambeth Council has committed a further £650,000...

The money will see Victorian properties restored and empty upper floor space brought back into use as new homes. Grants of up to 85 per cent will be available to property and business owners in the area for relevant building work. Eligible works will include:
* Bringing empty residential and commercial premises back into use
* Upgrading windows, shopfronts and signage
* Repairing or reinstating historic architectural details