3 The Swansea Copper Industry Copperopolis: economy and societyCopperopolis: the built environmentThe first globally integrated heavy industryThe Lower Swansea Valley Project,173 copper-related sites of international significanceThe Hafod Copperworks,
8 The Perceptions 1850 “It came to pass in the days of yore, the devil chanced upon Landorequoths he – by all this fume and stinkI can’t be far from home, I think”
9 The Perceptions 2011 However - People value heritage. Heritage is a barrier to regenerating the site.Heritage is a constraint on development.Listed buildings are difficult to deal with.We will have to demolish the buildings as any scheme is not economically viable with them.However - People value heritage.
10 The Challenge The challenge is:- to be able to see beyond the sites constraints and bring vision and innovation to the project.to find solutions to ensure that the project delivers what developers, occupiers, owners and the local community want.to ensure that not only quantative outputs is considered but also demonstrate that the more subjective qualitative evidence that mind sets as well as markets have been changed.to identify the right mix of uses and key tenants.to make the economic case sustainable to create sufficient value to meet the cost of refurbishment, a return to the owner/developer and provide an income to maintain the buildings and public realm.Mainstreaming Heritage projects
11 The Benefits of Heritage Regeneration The Heritage Lottery Fund published visitor spend for each English Regional Development agency following major HLF investments – Visitor spend doubled.Regeneration of local buildings reinforces a sense of community, contributes to the economy and is a catalyst for development of the wider area.Distinctiveness - buildings are one of the most tangible manifestations of local history, a key determinant of character and identity.Creates Inward Investment and Tourism spend.Embedded Carbon – re use of buildings
12 Heritage Regeneration Good Practice Create the right partnershipEstablish a clear set of objectives and realistic business financial and heritage expectations through a Project Plan.Establish Planning Policy Position Reflecting both Regeneration and heritage objectivesCharacterisation - Cadw at cutting edge.Prepare master plan.Explore deliver vehicles –Public sector, Community Trusts Private sector.Funding Strategy.Events/Branding – Copper Day, Time Team
13 Hafod Copper Works 12.75 acres 14 listed structures Waterfront location.Adjacent to Liberty Stadium.Immediately adjacent to Landore Park & Ride.
15 The Hafod Copper Works Lime Kiln Laboratory Building Engine House Canteen
16 Hafod Copper Works – The challenge 14 listed features.Buildings close to collapse.Musgrave engine house.Unknown level of underground archaeologyHighly contaminated.All significant risks.
17 The Hafod Copper Works- The Challenge Opportunity marketed - No private sector interest.Issue : Cost of dealing with Heritage sites Adjacent site cost developer £3.5mHafod has potentially more!Therefore:-The risks are currently too great for private sector!
18 Hafod Copper Works – Approach The private sector will not rise to the challenge of this site with this level of risk.If the buildings are to be saved then the public sector must take the lead and initially take the site forward and de-risk the project to a point where private sector interest can be stimulated.An element of grant funding is critical.
19 Hafod Copper Works – Delivery Where are we now CCS/Swansea University Partnership in place.Project Team in Place with representation from CCS/Uni/WAG/Cadw/RCAMW.A Project Brief and action plan has been prepared.Press - Copper Day 5th MarchA long way to go but sound foundations have been laid.
20 Hafod Copper works provides a real opportunity to achieve this. Making it all HappenHeritage regeneration wont happen by accident.Need for an organised and realistic partnership which will properly plan delivery.Grant funding an essential early pump primer. University.We need to respect and use our heritage as a driver for inward investment, tourism & communities.Hafod Copper works provides a real opportunity to achieve this.
21 Swansea Castle - Opportunity Scheduled ancient monument.Three storey buildingA significant regeneration opportunity.Potential for a high impact project.Partnership working. CCS/CadwNeighbouring future development sites.Park TaweCity CentreCastle Lane.
22 Swansea Castle Unlock. Interpret. Engage people. Enable new activities.Potential for a mix of outdoor and indoor usesand events.Provide visitor facilities.Improve economic sustainability.Integrate with the City Centre
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