Page last updated at 18:24 GMT, Monday, 26 April 2010 19:24 UK

Plan for Sussex archive centre goes before public

Archives
The current archive centre in Lewes is no longer fit for purpose

Plans to build a £19m archive centre in East Sussex are to go before the public during a month-long consultation.

"The Keep" would house more than 900 years of Sussex history at Woollards Field at Falmer.

East Sussex County Council said it would be a valuable resource for schools, colleges and universities.

The current archive and record office at The Maltings in Lewes has been in operation since 1949 and is no longer fit for purpose.

The project is a partnership between the county council, Brighton and Hove City Council and the University of Sussex.

An East Sussex County Council spokesman said: "The Keep will be a vibrant community resource and research facility where visitors can access all of these collections under one roof for the first time."

If planning permission is approved, building work could get under way next year, with the centre due to open in 2013.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
New archive centre funds secured
25 Nov 09 |  Sussex
Resort given 2m for improvements
20 Jan 09 |  Sussex
Funding boost for seaside towns
21 Oct 08 |  Sussex
New 22m public archive planned
02 May 07 |  Sussex

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific