The Camden Arts Centre has won a £2.4 million Lottery grant for its £4 million redevelopment project.
The new building, designed by Tony Fretton Architects, will include a reading room, cafe and landscaped garden. The artists' studios and ceramic workshops will also be upgraded. The scheme will include repair work to the fabric of the 105-year-old building.
Work starts this summer and the new building will open in 2003.