Building Preservation Trusts Charitable property developers Motivated by heritage rather than profit Can access grants to bridge the ‘ conservation deficit ’, especially Lottery & Trust funds Traditionally tackle historic buildings at risk that are ‘ beyond market forces ’ Often described as ‘ developers of last resort ’
Revolving fund BPTs Generally dispose of assets on completion Roll surpluses forward to next project Can retain buildings and secure rent to provide a revenue stream Need to make a surplus to cover operational costs between projects Increasingly developing ‘ services ’ to reduce grant dependency
Ancoats Buildings Preservation Trust Established 1995…..
Heritage Works Buildings Preservation Trust Re-launched January 2007…..
Making heritage work … physically socially economically environmentally
Heritage Works ’ priorities Projects anywhere in England & Wales! Focus on projects within 50 miles of Manchester Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Staffordshire (Stoke), Yorkshire (Sheffield & Leeds) Conservation, regeneration, education …… Projects with potential to contribute to the Trust ’ s long-term sustainability
Causey Hall, Halifax Former Parish School, built 1856
Causey Hall, Halifax Typical debris of recent use & signs of lack of maintenance
Causey Hall, Halifax ‘ Text book ’ damp penetration and dry rot
Causey Hall, Halifax THI and SRB-funded emergency works, Spring 2008
6-8 King Cross Street, Halifax Yorkshire Forward ’ s Hopwood Lane Gateway
6-8 King Cross Street, Halifax THI-funded emergency & conservation works
Burleigh Pottery, Burslem, Stoke England ’ s last Victorian working pottery
Burleigh Pottery Vacant space in poor condition
Burleigh Pottery Site plan showing potential vacant space for new uses
Transhipment Warehouse, Derbyshire Heritage Works to buy long lease of site for £ 1 HWBPT to undertake repair works as developer – draw down funding & ‘ deliver ’ project Possible private sector partner in JV for new building Development Trust Association to take 25 year lease of Warehouse & run programme of events Heritage Works to be landlord for commercial space
English Heritage BAR study EH capacity building grant: phase 1 £ 10,500 Reviewed 70 BARs in Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Merseyside (excluding ruins & monuments) Long-listed 12 buildings for further appraisal EH in-principle grant of £ 10k for each of five options appraisals studies Possible candidates in Merseyside ……
English Heritage BAR study Laundry Cottage, Croxteth Park Sugar Silo, Regent Road
Challenges and opportunities (1) Lottery funds are being diverted to fund the London Olympic games Heritage is not a government priority; capital grants (and funds for studies) are hard to secure ‘ Credit crunch ’ & economic recession means increased need for BPTs to undertake projects Local Authorities can ’ t assume sales receipts; disposal of historic buildings on the open market may not be an option Reduced interest in ‘ enabling development ’
Challenges and opportunities (2) Core funding is not available to support Trusts in between projects : we have to be income- generating and self-sustaining BPTs can offer a range of services to local authorities, for fees or on a ‘ retainer ’ Procurement rules can present a challenge Track record of commissions and project delivery Where there ’ s a will, there ’ s a way
Use us….. Or lose us….! We make heritage work …
Heritage Works Buildings Preservation Trust Ltd 1 st floor, 61 Bloom Street Manchester, M1 3LY Telephone: 0161 237 3210 Fax: 0161 236 8581 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.heritageworks.co.uk Thank you!