Conservative plans for a new heritage centre for the city look a step closer yesterday as additonal funds were approved to draw up a detailed lottery fund bid.
If the bid is successful a new multi million pound heritage centre will be developed on the West Wing of the Civic Centre. This will be a national attraction and may include a permenant Titanic Exhibit in 2012, ready for the 100th anniversary of sinking of the famous liner.
The new heritage centre will mean the restoration of the old magistrates courts which have fallen into decline in recent years.
The heritage centre will link in with the redevelopment of Northern Above Bar and the new arts quarter and guidhall square.