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Reading Borough Council (RBC) has confirmed it is seeking Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) support towards its plans for a new Abbey Quarter in the centre of the Berkshire town.

The local authority is applying for £6.7m to help fund the proposals, which will incorporate a number of historic sites and buildings and involve the conservation of the Abbey Ruins.

Interpretation is planned across the site through information boards, mobile applications and photographs to explore the 1,000-year history of the area.

Meanwhile, the ground floor of Reading Museum is also in line for a transformation, which will see it become an orientation point and learning hub for the Abbey Quarter.

It is expected the project will cost around £7.5m and RBC will contribute £850,000, with the majority coming through Section 106 agreements.

A decision on the first stage application is due in April 2012. If successful, the HLF will ask RBC to draw up more detailed plans to help secure the full grant.

RBC's Marian Livingston, chair of the Abbey Quarter Board, said: "The Abbey Ruins is an important historical site and we want to preserve that.

"There will be many learning opportunities and it will attract a real visitor hub for people coming to the town."

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