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The Prince’s Regeneration Trust – BRICK Conference 2017

29th – 30th March 2017

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. To coincide with this important year, we have partnered with The Built Environment Forum Scotland and Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland to bring our BRICK Conference to Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel.

Caring for historic buildings is a collaborative effort involving a wide range of organisations, from voluntary community groups, commercial organisations, public bodies and local and national government.

We live however in challenging times for public sector budgets and there is 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 require, how restoration of those buildings can drive economic prosperity, and how local communities can be at the heart of this.

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

Over the course of the day our expert speakers will discuss:

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

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Session topics and confirmed speakers:

DAY ONE – Wednesday 29th March

Commercial Investment in the Historic Environment

  • Paul Curran, Scottish Property Federation
  • Robert Moore, Development Manager, Osborne Group

Local Investment

  • Thomas Knowles, Conservation Area Regeneration Schemes
  • Alan Lodge, Townscape Heritage Initiatives
  • Robin Webster, Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Keynote: Ros Kerslake, Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage Asset Management

  • Stewart Adams, NHS
  • Gary Brown, Brymbo Heritage Group

DAY TWO – Thursday 30th March

Heritage Tourism Investment

  • Jana Hutt, Knockando Woolen Mill
  • Martin Hulse, Dunston Staiths
  • Paul Higson, Portsoy Sail Loft
  • Paul Jennings, Dundee Heritage Trust

Access to Funding Workshops

  • Oluwaseun Soyemi, Heritage Enterprise
  • Gordon Barr, Architectural Heritage Fund
  • Ailsa Raeburn, Scottish Land Fund

Funding the National Collections

  • David Mitchell, Historic Environment Scotland

Keynote: Scott McCauley, New Lanark Trust CEO

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