The Amelia Scott
- Capital Investment - Getting Building Fund, Kent & Medway, Less than £2m
Fully Approved (subject to Government approval)
Construction in Progress
Expected Completion Date
The Amelia Scott is a new and exciting Culture and Learning hub bringing together books, objects, photographs and visual art in two important Grade II listed buildings that will be restored, integrated and extended.
The new fit for purpose education spaces will house services from multiple sites and which when combined, will help to grow the education potential and offer in the area. The museum and library space will aim to create an exceptional visitor experience that will host exhibitions and events showcasing local culture and heritage.
The project will play a pivotal role in attracting visitors to the town and supporting local shops, restaurants and other venues. It will also support local employers, attract and retain staff and respond to the challenges being faced by the High Street.
The scheme will yield substantial economic, educational, environmental, creative and cultural benefits. The educational benefits will offer adult education courses with 3,000 enrolments per annum, out of which about 250 will be for accredited courses. The completed building will provide 4,137sqm of new or improved learning/training floorspace. This will include 1,121sqm of additional floorspace for museum and library uses.
|Commercial Space Unlocked||4,137sqm of new or improved learning/training floorspace, including 1,121sqm of additional floorspace for museum and library use|
|Education Courses||3,000 enrolments per annum of which about 250 will be accredited courses|
|Environmental Benefits||An inefficient listed building will be transformed into a BREEAM Very Good building|
£85m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock
The Getting Building Fund focuses on projects that can progress quickly and that will stimulate and better integrate economies in some of the most economically impacted and COVID-affected parts of the South East.
£85m of Getting Building Fund investment has been secured, enabling delivery of 34 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.