Sharing experience across borders
Heritage Recycled (HERE) was a project funded by INTERREG 2 Seas programme. We worked in partnership with Suffolk MIND and the Belgian organisation Kempens Landschap to share experience and learning on the reuse of heritage assets. The project partners combined their experience and knowledge of creating sustainable, alternative uses for heritage buildings, in order to provide communities with the tools and guidance to manage these assets.
The project work included developing an options appraisal for St Laurence's Church, Norwich, and piloting The Common Room project, contributing to the repair of St Mary at the Quay, Ipswich, now fully regenerated as Quay Place, and the producitno of a Business Plan Toolkit aimed at volunteer and community groups seeking to bring new life to heritage buildings.
HERE demonstrated the importance of cross-border collaboration in exploring ways to improve both the marketing of the regeneration of historic buildings, and the ability of organizations and communities to reuse and regenerate heritage.
Information about the project, its partners and outputs can be found here.
This project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund from the EU's INTERREG IV A 2 Seas programme.