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Brymbo Ironworks to Host Final BRICK Wales Workshop


27th May 2017


The Prince's Regeneration Trust announces final Welsh date for its four year BRICK regeneration Roadshow
 Brymbo Ironworks, Wrexham hosts final Welsh workshop for community groups needing help saving their local heritage - Thursday 29th June 
Heritage experts from the UK's leading regeneration charity, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT), have announced the very last Welsh date for the BRICK regeneration roadshow.
A team of experts linked to successful Welsh restoration projects, including Richard Bellamy, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund, Wales, and the team behind the award-winning  restoration of Cardigan Castle will be providing advice to the public at the 28th BRICK workshop in the Machine Shop at Brymbo Ironworks, Blast Road, Brymbo, nr. Wrexham,  North Wales LL11 5BT on Thursday 29th June from 9:30am - 4:30pm. 
The workshop is aimed at every community group and individual that needs help and support with the challenges of saving a local historic building. 
The BRICK roadshow has toured the entire UK for the past four years, successfully bringing together community groups and individuals with the 
country's leading regeneration specialists, property professionals, funders and volunteers to share knowledge, practical skills and experience so that many more buildings can be saved and reused, right across the country. 
Workshop topics will include Richard Bellamy, Head of Heritage Lottery Wales advising on what makes a building fit for funding, Hannah Southgate from PRT explaining how to manage, step-by-step, a complex project, followed by an audience Q&A with a project manager, a beginner's guide to governance, and Sue Lewis and Jann Tucker from the Cadwgan Building Preservation Trust talking about the work to restore Cardigan Castle and turn it into a thriving visitor attraction.  
Everyone attending the workshop will have an opportunity to tour the Brymbo Ironworks, where an exciting project is underway to develop the former iron and steelworks and accompanying 300 million year old fossilised forest area into a visitor attraction, learning centre and business hub for North Wales. 
Laura Norris, Programme Director of BRICK, urges everyone involved in a heritage regeneration project to attend:
"Our heritage gives Wales its unique character and draws people to live, work and visit. These buildings are often at the heart of Welsh communities giving them a sense of place. We need to protect and restore them, but in a way that they take on new uses that benefit their communities for future years. 
This in many cases requires a collaborative effort. Community groups will learn a lot from the experts at the workshop and from meeting on the day with similar organisations who have dealt with familiar challenges. We hope it will be a forum where people leave equipped with the skills they need, but also energised and inspired by what they have heard and seen," said Laura.
The BRICK programme has been made possible through major grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and contributions from the Alan Baxter Foundation, Purcell and British Land.
To book a place please call 020 7613 8528 or email

For interviews and further information, please contact:
Marcus Stanton, Communications, The Prince's Regeneration Trust
T: 020 8617 0210 M: 07900 891287 E:
Images: Brymbo Ironworks 
About The Prince’s Regeneration Trust
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust is a world-leading regeneration charity working in hard-hit areas of the UK to rescue and re-use local buildings to transform lives. Its vision is that restored buildings become the heart of thriving communities. Over the past 20 years it has worked on over 90 projects saving about 1.4 million square feet of buildings and has created about 1,800 jobs. The Prince’s Regeneration Trust is committed to: 
focusing on the most deprived communities in the UK, which can most benefit from heritage-led regeneration  
focusing on complex projects where other efforts by the public or private sector have failed – that is, where its help is most needed providing expertise to communities to help them lead the way on regeneration projects themselves.
The Prince's Regeneration Trust runs an innovative 4 year UK wide community education programme called BRICK which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is designed to support community groups which are trying to save their local heritage and create a better future for their local area. Through workshops, mentoring and online 
support, BRICK can help groups find the funding they need and successfully deliver their projects. 
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