£4.42 million for Pitzhanger

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Pitzhanger Manor 1802The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) announced on 2 June 2014 that it has awarded £4.42m towards the restoration of Pitzhanger Manor House, the architect Sir John Soane’s country retreat on Ealing Green. According to the HLF website: The project, which is being led by Ealing Council in partnership with Pitzhanger Manor Trust, will include completely restoring the building, upgrading the 1939 art gallery extension and creating a new café in the walled garden, as well as improving visitor facilities and accessibility. The work will take 3 years and will start in January 2015. Meanwhile work on restoring the park is coming to an end and you can now visit most of the newly planted areas.