BRICK roadshow comes to Nottingham to help community groups save local heritage

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust is bringing its regeneration roadshow to Nottingham to help local community groups save the buildings they love.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 3 February in the Galleries of Justice Museum in the Lace Market. The workshop will equip community groups by offering training in areas such as fundraising, partnerships and creative visioning.

The Galleries of Justice Museum itself is a successful regeneration project. Based in what was once a Victorian courthouse and jail, it was saved by the Museum of Law Trust, which formed in 1993 specifically to work on rescuing the building. It is now a successful visitor attraction and event space.

Experts from The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and other leading organisations will be speaking on the day on a range of topics. There will also be a question and answer session (where attendees can ask the experts about their own projects) and a creative exercise to help them consider various options for the reuse of historic buildings.

Speakers include:

  • Nigel Turpin, Heritage and Urban Design Manager at Nottingham City Council, who will speak on how councils can support heritage regeneration projects
  • Gavin Richards, Operations Manager at the Architectural Heritage Fund, who will speak on the financial and technical support available for community groups
  • Thomas Newman, Head of Operations in Business Connectors at Business in the Community, who will speak on working with the private sector to make viable projects.

The workshop will include a tour of the Lace Market. The market is one of the oldest parts of the city of Nottingham, with winding narrow streets and Victorian buildings, several of which were designed by the architect Watson Fothergill. The area has been preserved and is now thriving as a creative, bustling hub with apartments, bars, restaurants and shops.

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