Thursday, October 19, 2006
Plaza in bid for Lottery funding
The weighty application includes plans to conserve and restore the internal areas of the Mersey Square venue as well as create a better access to the upper levels and improve disabled access.
The scheme also involves the complete restoration of the tiled front and a comprehensive business plan for the future.
If this stage of the heritage proposal is approved, a second more detailed bid will need to be submitted to secure the £1.9m funding.
The total cost of the work is £3m. So far £315,000 has been raised from other sources. This means £685,000 still needs to be raised and a massive fund raising campaign is due to be launched next month.