The Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT), the UK's experts on heritage regeneration, are bringing their BRICK roadshow to the Florence Institute on Thursday 15th September to give community groups the advice and skills they need to save the local buildings they love.
The all-day workshop will offer advice and expert guidance on governance, procurement and project management, all essential to the proper planning for reusing heritage sites.
Speakers joining PRT at the Liverpool workshop will be Sara Hilton, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund North-West, Denise Devine from the Florence Institute, Rob Chambers from Purcell Architects and Chris Catterall from the Reader at Calderstone Mansions House.
There will be interactive group sessions and opportunities for attendees to ask the experts about their own projects.
There are currently 19 buildings and sites in Liverpool on the North West Heritage at Risk Register (3 buildings, 8 places of worship, one park and garden and 7 conservation areas).
The Florrie itself is a successful regeneration project. Built in 1889 as 'a place of recreation and instruction for poor local boys' by Magistrate and Mayor of Liverpool, Bernard Hall, and named in memory of his daughter, Florence, it eventually gained a reputation for developing Liverpool's young sporting and musical talent. The Florrie served the local community for almost a century before closing in the late 1980s. After several building fires the future of The Florrie looked uncertain, but then a committed group of trustees and friends managed to raise the funds for restoration and The Florrie once again opened its doors for the people of Liverpool in 2012.
Executive Director of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, Rosie Fraser , said: ‘The aim of the workshop is to help community groups turn their passion for local heritage into viable, robust projects. There are already wonderful examples of successful projects in Liverpool, not least The Florrie, the perfect location for our workshop, and an inspiring example for community groups who are keen to deliver their own successful projects.’
To book the BRICK workshop please call 020 7613 8500 or go to http://brick-work.org/events/brick-workshop-in-liverpool-on-governance/