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David Chipperfield Architects' new art gallery scheme in Wakefield has been handed a major boost after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) announced it will now be giving £4.9 million towards the project. The surprise move comes just months after the HLF turned down a similar grant request, casting doubts about the future of the £15 million Hepworth development - a key part of the city's historic waterfront regeneration proposals.

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