BMIHT boost

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The Bri­tish Mo­tor In­dus­try Her­itage Trust, based at the Her­itage Mo­tor Cen­tre at Gay­don, has been awarded a Round Two grant of £1.45 mil­lion from the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund (HLF) for its Mu­seum Col­lec­tions Cen­tre project. The award is the cul­mi­na­tion of two years work to de­velop plans for a new build­ing in which to store and dis­play more than two hun­dred his­toric Bri­tish cars from the col­lec­tions of both the Bri­tish Mo­tor In­dus­try Her­itage Trust and its part­ner the Jaguar Daim­ler Her­itage Trust.

The £4 mil­lion project re­ceived ini­tial sup­port from HLF in 2011, and the lat­est grant, to­gether with match fund­ing from Jaguar Land Rover, The Garfield We­ston Foun­da­tion and both Trusts, will en­able work on the new project to be­gin in the spring of 2014.

Tim Bryan, Head of Col­lec­tions & In­ter­pre­ta­tion at the Her­itage Mo­tor Cen­tre said: "We are de­lighted that, with the sup­port of the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund, Jaguar Land Rover and our other part­ners, this ex­cit­ing project will be­come a re­al­ity. It will al­low us to make our col­lec­tions more ac­ces­si­ble and will en­able people to learn more about the mo­tor in­dus­try, which has played such an im­por­tant role in the West Mid­lands."

Reyahn King, Head of the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund for the West Mid­lands said: “We are de­lighted to sup­port this project that not only pro­vides an im­proved venue for these his­toric cars, but also cre­ates op­por­tu­ni­ties for more people to learn about their con­ser­va­tion."

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