A news release from Birmingham City Council tells us that a further £300,000 has been made available for the restoration project at Aston Hall. The council writes:
A much loved local landmark is set to receive a £300,000 bonus grant from
Aston Pride NDC, enabling additional works to be carried out as part of the
current major redevelopment project to improve the Grade I Listed Jacobean
mansion Aston Hall and the surrounding Grade II Listed Park.
Councillor Ray Hassall, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture & Sport, said:
“I am delighted with this additional funding. Aston Hall and Park are
already benefiting from a £12 million programme to restore, repair and
create much needed facilities including a new reception, cafe, community
gallery, education centre, and new sports facilities such as an all weather
pitch, three grassed football pitches, a cricket pitch and new pavilion.
“This additional grant of £300,000 will enable us to fulfil our original
ambition of fully reinstating CCTV to the West garden, providing improved
access and security to the Pavilion and restoring pathways in the Park.
“Further funding of £131,000 has also been raised from a number of other
sources for additional conservation and redecoration works inside Aston
Hall and repairs externally.”
The additional works will be contained in the original construction period
of 67 weeks.