Associate Director, Stephen Anderson, was featured on the Architects’ Journal this month, talking about restoring historic building and the role this work can play in kick-starting regeneration and creating historically rich and diverse urban centres.
In the article he said:
“The restoration of historic buildings can act as a driver for wider regeneration, so moving buildings off at risk list and into use is important in strengthening a region’s offering, creating places that people want to live and invest in.”
He also explained how a current Buttress project, the Mount Street Hospital Complex in Preston, is one example of this in action, and talked about what funding is available to people looking to redevelop a historic building.
“The Grade II listed building is included on this year’s Victorian Society list, and is a project in which the practice is currently engaged. By partnering with a number of agencies and engaging with the owners, Preston City Council are working to find a sustainable future for the building that will see it contribute to the wider regeneration of the city centre and offer a high-quality historic environment.”
“Initiatives such as the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Townscape Heritage and Heritage Enterprise funding streams, Historic England’s ‘Heritage Action Zones’ and the work undertaken by the Architectural Heritage Fund….can be crucial in helping stakeholders achieve creative uses for heritage assets.
The practice has specialist skills in heritage and conservation architecture and has significant experience working with historic buildings to restore, conserve and redevelop them for a variety of uses. We also work closely with clients on HLF applications to improve or bring historic buildings back to life for the benefit of communities across the UK.
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