Russell Scanlan Signs as Founding Funder of Castle Transformation
We are delighted to have recently signed the contract naming us as the founding sponsor for the Nottingham Castle Transformation, a £24 million refurbishment project that will begin next year.
This brilliant project, which has just secured £13.9 million in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, aims to rejuvenate our city’s famous cave system, gatehouse and castle itself for over 400,000 visitors per year. It is forecast to bring 2,000 jobs and contribute £77 million to Nottingham’s visitor economy. This highlights the importance of the castle to Nottingham.
Established in Nottingham in 1881, Russell Scanlan has a vested interest in heritage businesses and has a range of clients in the sector, ranging from museums to historical breweries. The castle’s restoration will act as an effective catalyst for regeneration of the entire castle quarter and its local companies, so our expert knowledge of the area’s local business community means we have a certain affinity with the project and we jumped at the chance to become a founding sponsor.
As former Managing Director of Russell Scanlan, Bill Russell’s long standing association with the castle’s Chair of Trustees, Professor Ted Cantle, cemented our involvement in this once in a generation opportunity.
Bill said: “Russell Scanlan has developed specialist services for the heritage sector and so we can appreciate what is needed to maintain Nottingham Castle as a historic tourist venue. The profound effect this project will have on Nottingham’s tourist economy and the undoubted benefit to local businesses is invaluable to the city and we are delighted to be a part of it.
“Our city’s rich history is one to be celebrated and we look forward to the seeing the transformation begin next year to help revive and restore our city’s illustrious heritage.”
Ted Cantle CBE said: “We have to thank all those who are helping to transform Nottingham Castle and bring its famous history to life. I have known Bill Russell for years and working closely with Russell Scanlan, I know how much time they invest into recognising their heritage clients’ unique and varied requirements. Their continued support of this project will up-hold their long-standing relationship with local businesses whilst securing the city as an international tourist destination.”
For more information about the Nottingham Castle Trust or to find out how to get involved in the restoration project, visit www.nottinghamcastletrust.org.