Bradford Live has applied to the Heritage Enterprise Scheme (HES), part of the Heritage Lottery Fund, for the £5m towards renovation costs.
HES is an impressive scheme that understands how the cost of bringing a heritage building back to life can often exceed its market value. HES helps bridge that gap.
A decision is expected in January. “If successful, we will spend the next 12 to 18 months working with the HLF team on detailed development of the project, before moving to the main conversion works themselves. “Our plan is for the venue to open in 2018,” said Lee Craven, Project Director.