Cutty Sark restored by 2011

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed in a press release issued today that the Greenwich landmark will be restored by 2011, ahead of the London Olympics and the borough becoming 'Royal' in 2012.

They say:

The historic clipper Cutty Sark will be restored to its former glory following news today that the final parts of the £46 million funding package are now in place. Conservation of Cutty Sark will be finally completed at Greenwich next year... Final funding to finish the project in time for Olympic and Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 has been provided by a £3 million grant from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

[Full disclosure: DCMS is a client of Brockley Nick's in his day job]

12 comments:

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Seems a shame to me it's going to be stuck in a dry dock.

They should have got it doing what it was designed for - sailing.

Tamsin said...

That's great news.
Did they ever get to the bottom of the cause of the fire?

Brockley Nick said...

Some piece of equipment overheating, wasn't it?

tyrwhitt ali said...

Yeah it was an electrical fire.

Monkeyboy said...

Security guards, lonely nights and toast. A lethal combination.

Anonymous said...

Not a toaster but a vacuum cleaner.

The security guard was asleep in a local cafe at the time.....

TM said...

Still should be at sea

Monkeyboy said...

So toast is still involved then?

Tamsin said...

"The evil [toast] does is hard to assess..."

Anonymous said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8498236.stm

Tamsin said...

On the local news tonight - but you heard it first here! Thanks, Nick.

Anonymous said...

The main suspect was caught on CCTV .. but he has yet to be caught.

http://blog.preshweb.co.uk/2007/05/cutty-sark-suspect-identified/

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