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Royal approval for heritage project
10:59am Wednesday 30th January 2013 in News
A COMMUNITY-driven project involving a Ryedale firm has been officially re-opened by the Prince of Wales.
Prince Charles requested a tour of The Florence Institute in Liverpool after hearing about the plans to restore Britain’s first purpose-built boys’ club.
The once-derelict landmark has now been transformed and returned to full use by the local community and wider audiences.
PLB, based in Swinton, completed the interpretive design and installation of a new Heritage Resource Centre at ‘The Florrie’ in April 2012.
The centre was designed to draw in tourists to learn of the building’s historical importance as well as to become the central hub of the community.
Jamie McCall, of PLB, said: “Prince Charles’s visit was a fitting tribute to the hard work and determination of a community to breathe life into the once-treasured building.”