NEWS- free workshops March & April 2019

Informal Workshops on Early Stage Project Work

Funded by the NHLF via a Resilient Heritage Grant, these workshops aim to support volunteer led groups, working to save and re-use heritage buildings. The informal workshops will focus on the abundance of work required at the very earliest stages, often before a new use has even been identified.

Each session will last for 2hrs and will be led by representatives from HOLTOP and other professionals from the heritage sector.  They will cover a range of topics from asset transfer and partnerships; writing briefs; interviewing a professional team; and securing funds from private sources. They will provide an overview of early stage project work, drawing on experience of active projects and expert knowledge. The second half of each workshop will be used for informal discussion, and questions and answers.

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 11th 11am to 1pm Introduction and Site Visit to South Ealing Cemetery Chapels, led by Rosie Shaw HOLTOP Project Organiser, Stephen Einthoven HOLTOP Trustees, and Chris Welsh, Park’s Manager Ealing Council. How HOLTOP came to be involved, considerations, early scoping work and first discussions in the Options Appraisal process.

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, NHLF 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, NHLF Project Officer for HOLTOP and Daniel Rose for AHF.

Places on each workshop are limited, please contact to confirm a place on one or all sessions. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Session 2 will be held at South Ealing Cemetery, Sessions 1, 3, 4 & 5 will be held at Smith and Brooke Architects near Clapham Common.