11:01AM, Tuesday 05 April 2016
Windsor Castle looks set for a share of a £37million investment to transform the royal residence.
Royal Collection Trust has announced the funding to ‘transform the experience of visitors’ to Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The ‘Future Project’ aims to improve visitor facilities, create dedicated learning centres and open up new spaces to the public.
Purcell and Burd Haward Architects have been appointed to oversee the scheme.
Jonathan Marsden, director of Royal Collection Trust, said: “Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh's royal palace, are two of the most important historic buildings in Britain and home to some of the greatest works of art.
“Future Programme represents an important investment to enhance everyone's enjoyment of the palaces and the Royal Collection, and to deliver the best-possible experience of visiting these royal residences."
Work is scheduled to begin in 2017 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. Both palaces will remain open to visitors during development.
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