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Encouraging investment in heritage

Posted on: 16 December 2011
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In 2011, English Heritage commissioned research to improve understanding of policy changes that could encourage private developers to invest in historic buildings. This was for historic buildings overall, but with a particular focus on industrial heritage, in recognition that industrial buildings are often more likely to be at risk than other structures.  The research, which was undertaken by the property consultancy Colliers International, explores the investment incentives for these buildings and the conditions that facilitate their successful reuse. It is based on information collected through a series of interviews with developers : both those with (and without) experience of historic buildings in general (and industrial heritage in particular), and planners and surveyors. An assessment of the investment performance of listed buildings was also undertaken. The research has been used by English Heritage to help develop its strategy for Heritage at Risk.

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