We are delighted to announce a grant of £23,970 from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, so that we can continue to be here for you and #HereForCulture.

This grant, from DCMS and Historic England, will fund vital remedial repair works to our south staircase window.

Constructed from concrete and steel, the iconic south staircase is one of the most architecturally significant parts of the Grade I Listed Pavilion. DLWP is the first major welded steel-frame building in Britain; its mode of construction, and the materials and techniques used were pioneering at the time it was built

Over the next few months, we will be cleaning up the metal beading around the windows and replacing some of the most damaged panes of glass. This will ensure that the structure is secure whilst we seek further funding for its long-term conservation. Thank you to Barton Engineers for supporting this work.

Thank you to DCMS, Historic England and The National Lottery Heritage Fund for recognising the value of the Pavilion’s architectural heritage at this challenging time.

We look forward to working with our key stakeholders on the future development of the De La Warr Pavilion.


This grant is part of the Culture Recovery Fund, the Government’s £1.57 billion package to protect the UK’s culture and heritage sectors from the impacts of Covid-19.

Historic England has allocated £3,971,513 in awards from the Heritage Stimulus Fund, part of a £120 million capital investment from the Culture Recovery Fund, to restart construction and maintenance projects facing delays or increased costs as a result of the pandemic and save specialist livelihoods in the sector.

A full list of organisations receiving funding is available from Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Posted by Laura Sayers on Monday 9 November 2020