Photographs by Richard Hubble for High Peak's "Counting Our Heritage" Project

Heritage Conservation

Urban Vision Enterprise CIC is an IHBC Historic Environment Registered Service Provider (HESPR).

Experience of UV and it's Director's includes :

gaining planning and othrer consents for heritage assets

Buildings At Risk surveys, including training volunteers to help with such surveys

conservation area designations and appraisals and management plans

feasibility studies and business plans for the re-use of heritage buildings and sites

developing projects for the re-use and development of heritage areas buildings

putting together and analysing heritage evidence bases for local and neighbourhood plans

securing funding for heritage projects

establishing and managing conservation area grant schemes, including Townscape Heritage Initiatives

writing conservation management plans, including for Crossrail (Thames Tunnels Section)

urban design and historic character studies

statements of heritage significance

writing conservation policy and guidance

producing guidance for the repair of historic buildings

support and advice on neighbourhood planning for historic areas

writing briefs for specialist conservation works

community engagement with heritage matters

training in building conservation for professionals and community groups.

Leek and Moorlands World War 1 Centenary Project

Urban Vision has been appointed as Project Co-ordinator for a programme of projects to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. 

Leek Town Council has been awarded £74,600 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to carry out a range of schemes, including a large parade, schools projects and a changing exhibition.  Other partners in the project are Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, local schools, the Friends of Nicholson War Memorial, county library services, and the Leek branch of Royal British Legion.

Urban Vision Enterprise Director, Hannah Barter, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to help commemorate the First World War in our local community.

"This is a 10-month programme based around the local history.  It will look at urban context, social history and the discovery of events, life and people before, during and after the war, examining the impact, social and physical change in a thriving market town in the Staffordshire Moorlands."

Hannah can be seen opposite with Cllr John Fisher, Chair of Leek Town Council, after the appointment was announced, in this photograph from the Leek Post and Times.  Further details can be found on the Leek Post and Times website.

 These are some of our recently completed heritage projects:

-        Undertaking a feasibility study and preparing a business plan for Fenton Town Hall and Fento Library in Stoke-on-Trent, leading to a successful developer-led project to re-use the

         Town Hall and an ongoing project for the library to be subject to asset transfer 

-       Writing a heritage strategy for Boston Town Centre, with an emphasis on the role of heritage in delivering effective and sustainable economic growth and development

-       Providing Neighbourhood Planning support for Hartley's Village in North Liverpool, based around a conservation area and regeneration of a listed factory building complex

-       Leek and the Moorlands WW1 Centenary Project 

-       Counting Our Heritage – a Heritage At Risk Survey by community volunteers

-       Pugin Bicentenary Celebrations 2012

-       Community education programme for the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

-       North Staffordshire Conurbation: an Assessment of Historical Significance

-       Heritage Open Days

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