How Grant Funding can help Developers – Getting it Right, a New Briggate Walking Tour
Join Anita Rebaudo on a New Briggate Walking Tour to hear about the New Briggate High Street Heritage Action Zone grant scheme from an architect’s perspective, hear updates on the grant-funded project at 33-45 New Briggate and see inside the building.
33-45 new Briggate is the first property on the street to receive a grant as part of the New Briggate High Street Heritage Action Zone. Anita will lead a talk on the project and the proposals for the building. She will cover the complexities and challenges of conservation and refurbishment works in traditional buildings. This will be balanced with the requirements of the local city council, property owner, tenants, and the local neighbourhood, as well as bringing the building to suitable modern standards.
The Heritage Action Zone Grant funds conservation standard works, and Anita will also talk about engaging with the Council and Historic England in developing the application for the grant, and how this has affected the emerging development proposals.
The former Central Hotel will eventually be converted to apartments, and the exterior repaired and conserved as part of the grants scheme including the installation of new windows and shopfronts. However, with the initial stage of preparatory works completed the building is currently vacant. Attendees will have a rare opportunity to go inside the building and see it as an empty shell before conversation works take place. Anita will talk about the building structure, its traditional fabric, and the challenges this brings to proposals for conversion.
Anita’s talk is brought to you as part of the New Briggate High Street Heritage Action Zone, a partnership between Leeds City Council and Historic England, delivering heritage-led regeneration of New Briggate.
Read more about our involvement here.
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