£1.6m Lottery grant to fund new home for York archive

City of York Council has secured a £1.6 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant to create a new home for the internationally important city archive.

12 December 2012

York archive concept

York's 'Gateway to History' project, which now has planning permission to go ahead, will refurbish the first floor of York Explore Library Learning Centre to become the new home for York's archives, including a new archive storage vault built to 21st century conservation standards.

Bisset Adams, who have an impressive history of successful architectural and design projects for libraries, created the concept for a new archive storage and customer facility. See link to earlier report below for more information about the project.

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