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Heritage Works secures income from project management fees for its own projects and for managing others' building contracts. It also receives property management fees from rental income or service charges for the buildings that it owns. Work for third parties enables the Trust to share its expertise and educate others in the processes of historic building conservation and regeneration, thus contributing to fulfilment of its second charitable object.

The Trust is an independent, heritage charity whose aim is to provide solutions for historic buildings that have become liabilities, identifying the means of turning them into assets. Clients may be building owners or the statutory authorities responsible for ensuring that listed buildings are maintained. Heritage Works builds teams of consultants to respond to tender opportunities, or is able to form part of another lead consultant's team.

Recent clients and study funders include: English Heritage, Yorkshire Forward, Liverpool City Council, Calderdale Council, the Northern Way, Middlewich Town Council, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, Architectural Heritage Fund, Sandbach Town Council, Cheshire East Council, Deane Road Cemetery Committee, Cass Associates, 2020 Liverpool, British Waterways.


  • options appraisals for historic buildings;
  • market assessments;
  • conservation management plans;
  • funding applications (eg Heritage Lottery Fund bids);
  • audience development plans, community engagement and activity plans;
  • management and maintenance plans;
  • public consultation activities.


Hopwood Lane Gateway: conservation statement for one-acre site in conservation area comprising listed and unlisted historic buildings forming redevelopment site.

Everton Library: options appraisal and market assessment for council-owned redundant grade 2 listed building.

Deane Road Cemetery: activity plan, maintenance plan and project management of Stage 2 Heritage Lottery Fund submission.

Whaley Bridge Transhipment Warehouse: feasibility study and public consultation regarding re-use of grade 2* listed canal warehouse.

6-8 King Cross Street, Halifax: project management and subsequent tenant services for public agency.

Adding value report: research, consultation, analysis and report for the Northern Way regarding involving the voluntary sector in heritage-led regeneration projects. Download Report [pdf 1.7Mb]


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