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A new historical resource centre is under construction at Woollards Field, near Falmer. It will provide a home for all the archives and historical resources of East Sussex and Brighton & Hove and the special collections of the University of Sussex, including the internationally renowned Mass Observation Archive.
The building will also include the library and headquarters of the Sussex Family History Group.
The new building would be open to anyone who wants to use the public search rooms and facilities. Learning and participation across all ages and every part of the community will be encouraged, including schools, colleges, universities, volunteers, community groups and organisations.
The partners delivering the project are East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and the University of Sussex.
Planning permission was granted for the proposal on 14 January 2011. Details of the permission can be found here by entering the reference number (BH2010/03259) into the planning register.
Construction work commenced in October 2011 and The Keep will be open to the public in 2013.
The East Sussex County Council website has more information regarding The Keep.