Early Stage Project Workshops – Presentations

Informal Workshops on Early Stage Project Work

Funded by the NLHF (National Lottery Heritage Fund) via a Resilient Heritage Grant, these workshops aimed to support volunteer led groups, working to save and re-use heritage buildings. The informal workshops focussed on the abundance of work required at the very early stages, often before a new use has even been identified.

Each session lasted for 2hrs and was led by representatives from HOLTOP and other professionals from the heritage sector.  They covered a range of topics from asset transfer and partnerships; writing briefs; interviewing a professional team; and securing funds from private sources. They provided an overview of early stage project work, drawing on experience of active projects and expert knowledge.

The Presentations are now available to download in PDF format – if you have any further questions, please contact holtoperations@gmail.com

MARCH 7th 11am to 1pm Conservation vs Sustainability – led by Paul Latham of the Regeneration Practice, Paul has decades of experience as a skilled conservation architect, and has successfully led a number of HOLTOP’s previous projects. Using examples, Paul will tell us about the factors he considers important when developing a sympathetic, yet sustainable re-use scheme.

MARCH 21st 11am to 1pm Asset Transfer & Partnerships – led by Daniel Rose (Daniel Rose Consultancy Ltd) What is Asset Transfer, and what opportunities exist for interested groups in London and elsewhere. The significant role of partnerships in the process.

April 1st 11am to 1pm Fundraising for Historic Buildings. Top tips for securing funds for historic buildings from private sources, including trusts and foundations and private donors. Led by Alice Yates, NLHF Project Officer for HOLTOP.

APRIL 18TH 11am to 1pm Feasibility Study or Options Appraisal? Which study is most appropriate for my building, and how do I know? How to write a brief; securing AHF funds; and interviewing your lead professional. Led by Alice Yates, NLHF Project Officer for HOLTOP and Daniel Rose for AHF.