The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers have received £4.7million worth of Heritage Lottery Funding.

The project aim is to secure a sustainable future for the Institute.

It'll involve:

· Restoration of the exterior of Grade II* Listed Neville Hall

· Preservation and celebration of the Institute’s unique industrial and engineering heritage

· Creating online access for Industrial Revolution research

· Running an education programme for north east communities and providing opportunities for engineering careers and apprenticeships

· Supplying meeting spaces and delivering a programme of regional events.

“This is a momentous day and is a major milestone in securing a future for a Great North Institute. We are delighted that HLF is investing in our mission to celebrate an esteemed industrial heritage and our vision for current and future generations”.

Catherine Miller, President of the Institute