Sustainable Heritage Toolkit

The Toolkit

This toolkit provides local authorities with guidance for each key step undertaken when managing and disposing of a heritage asset. In total fourteen steps have been identified that need to be undertaken and considered in order to dispose of heritage assets sustainably. This user friendly toolkit discusses each step in detail and explores relevant case studies and useful tools that can be used to implement best practice along the way.

Use the menu on the left hand side of this page to navigate through the fourteen steps. The steps have been grouped into four categories in order to make it easier to identify the different stages of the asset management and disposal process.

The structure of the toolkit

Safeguard heritage assets

Step 1: Manage your assets

Step 2: Maintain your building and carry out periodic surveys

Step 3: Keep a building log book

Step 4: Involve the right people

Take stock of what you own: unlock the potential of your heritage assets

Step 5: Take the long-term view

Step 6: Regularly review your assets - opportunities for disposal

Step 7: Cost comparisons

Best value for money: identify your disposal strategy

Step 8: Transparent decision making

Step 9: Methods for disposal - obtain the optimum value

Step 10: A single package

Step 11: Work in partnership

Step 12: The wider social benefits of disposal

Step 13: Funding opportunities for potential purchasers or recipients

Post disposal: ensure sustainable outcomes

Step 14: Build capacity