Crystal Johnson appointed as Institute project coordinator

Arts and Heritage Consultant Crystal Johnson has been appointed as Project Co-ordinator for the next phase of the plans to restore the Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute (LSI).

Charles Wild, Chairman of the Bridport Area Development Trust, which initiated and is leading the restoration project, said, “We are delighted to announce this appointment.  Crystal has already made a huge contribution to the progress of the LSI project, including submission of our successful Round One application to the Heritage Lottery Fund.  We can now move forward with considerable confidence towards submission of a final application to the HLF early in 2014.”

The development phase of the project over the next year, which Crystal will be coordinating, will involve commissioning more detailed architectural and cost plans, a business plan and an activity plan, to support the Heritage Lottery application.  The development phase work is being jointly funded by the HLF, the Architectural Heritage Fund, English Heritage, West Dorset District Council, Bridport Town Council and a number of private donations.

For further information about the project and how to get involved, contact Crystal on 07968-577867 or