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Multimillion pound funding for Fitted Rigging House

Thu 14 February 2019, 1:13 pm

The Fitted Rigging House at the Historic Dockyard Chatham has been opened by the minister for arts, heritage and tourism, Michael Ellis, allowing it to be rented out for commercial tenancy.

Money from the Heritage Lottery Funding has also been used to preserve the area’s heritage – a move which will ensure the building serves the community and provides a stronger financial future for the Historic Dockyard.

The £8.2 million project, with funding from the Growing Places Fund, already has two anchor tenants, Dovetail Games, which started out in a small unit in the Historic Dockyard – and Ward Security previously based on Medway City Estate.

The space will also include a volunteer centre of excellence, with training and social space and the dockyard’s library and archives making them more easily accessible.

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