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An update on Preston’s £20.9m Towns Fund award one year on

Spring flowers in Preston city centre in March Pic: Tony Worrall In March 2021, Preston was awarded £20.9m from the government’s Towns Fund to support the regeneration of the Harris Quarter. The programme includes redevelopment of the area surrounding the Harris, Preston Markets, the Guild Hall and […]

2 months ago
The Harris awarded £803k in government funding as revamp work continues

Front of the Harris Museum in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall The Harris has landed £803,249 from a government fund that aims to safeguard the nation’s cultural heritage and stimulate economic growth. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, delivered […]

2 months ago
Preston applies for extra £585k funding for Harris refurb

The Harris and looking towards the Town Hall in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall A funding application for £585,000 is being made to the Arts Council to upgrade the Harris’ special exhibition galleries.  Preston City Council is applying for the grant as part of […]

5 months ago
Harris refurb project sees Preston City Council appoint contractors

The ceremony lead from The Harris Museums Balcony. Preston City Council have appointed Conlon Construction Ltd as the Re-imagining the Harris Project preferred main contractor, project partner. This is a significant milestone towards the delivery of the Harris […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement The Harris library opens temporary home in the Guild Hall

The Harris library has opened a temporary site in the Guild Hall while renovation works begin on the museum building. The library has moved across the road from the Grade […]

7 months ago
Closure date for Preston’s Harris Museum confirmed ahead of major revamp

Preston’s Harris Museum and Art Gallery will temporarily close for preservation works next month. The closure, which begins at 5pm on Saturday 2 October, is needed so that organisers can […]

8 months ago
Major internal and external changes for The Harris set for green light

The Harris exterior Planning applications have been submitted for proposed external and internal works as part of the ‘Reimagining the Harris’ project. This project by Buttress aims to adapt the building in order […]

1 year ago
Victorian Society slams ‘damaging’ plans to change the Harris

Architectural model of the proposed changes to the Harris Pic: Buttress Architects Ltd The Victorian Society is calling for Preston City Council to refuse plans to alter the Harris, which it says is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in […]

1 year ago
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