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Beacon bids to be bigger

A bid to develop the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven has been submitted by Copeland Borough Council. It wants to secure funding for a £1.2m development, with plans to provide extra facilities and space at the site.

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Bid to develop the Beacon Museum

The existing Beacon Museum Credit: ITV Border

A bid for extra funding to extend the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven has been submitted by Copeland Borough Council.

They are looking for an external grant from the Coastal Community Fund and Copeland Community Fund in order to provide extra facilities and space at the site.

If the project goes ahead, it's expected to cost about £1.2m. It's hoped the extension would be complete by Autumn 2015.

An impression of the new development Credit: Copeland Borough Council

It's a focus on two objectives. The first, to create a commercial conference space, and secondly to increase the exhibition with flexible gallery space and adjacent event and hire resources.

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