ISKCON Leicester wins Heritage Lottery Fund

heritage lottery fundISKCON Leicester wins Heritage Lottery Fund support to restore stained glass windows Work has started to restore the historical stained glass windows at ISKCON Leicester. We have received £37,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the exciting project in the heart of Leicester City Centre.

The stained glass windows are a significant feature of the historic building at 31 Granby Street. The grant will allow for the windows to be repaired and restored. The special project has been undertaken by stained glass artist Derek Hunt of Limelight Studios, and is forecast to be completed by the end of the March 2016.

The grade II* listed heritage property standing at the heart of Leicester, is considered a jewel of Victorian architecture. The former bank, at 31 Granby Street, Leicester has long been acknowledged as a landmark in Leicester’s Victorian architecture. The building was built in 1874 as the headquarters of the Leicestershire Banking Company by the architect Joseph Goddard. The spectacular gothic building was executed in red brick and Portland stone with an unusual corner porch and French pavilion roofs. The front to Granby Street is particularly impressive with the three tall-decorated windows.