Grand Central Hotel

BRICK Conference 2017: Financing the Historic Environment


Our 2017 BRICK Conference in collaboration with Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland and Built Environment Forum Scotland

Wednesday 29th March and Thursday 30th March at Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.


2017 is the Year of History Heritage and Archaeology, a celebration of  what gives Scotland its unique character and draws people to live, work and visit.

Caring for these assets is a collaborative effort across the United Kingdom by a wide range of organisations, from voluntary community groups, commercial organisations, public bodies and local and national government.

These are challenging times for public sector budgets. While the Community Empowerment Act (Scotland) creates the potential for transfer of historic assets to communities, there remains a need for the commercial sector to invest in historic places. But the need for investment raises a number of questions. What are the challenges faced by the investment community in actually developing historic buildings? Can the heritage sector help overcome any barriers? What should local and national government do to enable such commercial investment?

This two-day conference will explore how to achieve the investment our historic buildings need, how restoration of those buildings can drive economic prosperity,  and how local communities can be at the heart of this.

Places can now be booked for one or both days of the conference.

Session topics include:

  • Commercial Investment in the Historic Environment
  • Local Investment
  • Heritage Asset Management
  • Heritage Tourism Investment
  • Access to Funding
  • Funding the National Collections

See the full programme and book tickets here