UK Stonehenge Visitor Centre Receives Funding

22 November 2010 (Last Updated November 22nd, 2010 18:30)

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will provide an additional £10m ($16m) for the Stonehenge Visitor Centre, planned for Wiltshire, England. HLF's grant will help remove the existing visitor facilities and enhance visitor experience at the £27m ($43m) proposed centre. Melbourne pr

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will provide an additional £10m ($16m) for the Stonehenge Visitor Centre, planned for Wiltshire, England.

HLF's grant will help remove the existing visitor facilities and enhance visitor experience at the £27m ($43m) proposed centre.

Melbourne practice Denton Corker Marshall was appointed to undertake the design and construction of the facility.

HLF Chair Dame Jenny Abramsky said, "This Heritage Lottery Fund investment will help transform this site and give people a much greater understanding of why it is so significant."

The scheme was granted planning approval in February 2010, but the plan was cancelled in June, after the UK Government withdrew funding for the project.