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Risky Business? Investing in Heritage at Risk Talk and Tours

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 at 5:30PM - 8:00PM
St James Priory, 1 Whitson St, Bristol BS1 3NZ
RTPI South West

Historic England’s 2018 report Risky Business? Investing in Heritage at Risk demonstrates that investment into historic buildings at risk in London is delivering diverse regeneration outcomes while benefiting some of the most deprived communities in the country.

Lichfields and Historic England invite you to join them on the 1st May at St James Priory (pictured)0a 267f 74-7903-4b 4d -a 403-c 13aac 25234f in Bristol for a talk from the authors, Lichfields who will explain their findings and discuss how lessons can be translated to the South West.

Afterwards Historic England will then lead us on a walking tour of recent Heritage at Risk successes in Bristol to focus discussions on live case-studies.

The tour will be 1.5 miles and will take in:

  • Portland Square
  • St Paul’s church 
  • The Carriageworks, Stokes Croft
  • St Michael’s Church, St Michael’s Hill

The event will run from 5.30pm with drinks and nibbles for a 6.00pm start The event will look to conclude by 8.00pm at a local pub for networking should you wish to stay on.

To book, please follow the online booking link below.

Background information on the report
Risky Business? Investing in Heritage at Risk examined 10 case studies across London to establish and quantify local impacts. The report found that investment into ‘at risk’ sites can deliver an unrivalled richness of regeneration outcome, not just conservation, but economic and employment outputs to community engagement and education. In doing so it aligns with the Mayor of London’s regeneration priorities by delivering ‘good growth’. Many heritage at risk sites in London are located in areas of high deprivation, suggesting that policy support for delivering on heritage at risk is likely to pay a social dividend.