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    The Prince's Regeneration Trust

My Trust works tirelessly to protect, preserve and celebrate our heritage buildings. It goes beyond seeking to save them just for their own sake; instead it works to find positive ways to use these buildings for new economic, residential and social purposes and to stimulate regeneration, often in areas of economic deprivation.
HRH The Prince of Wales
We support and strengthen communities by rescuing and reusing important British buildings at risk of being lost forever through demolition or decay. Our priority is to work in areas of deprivation – places which will benefit most from the regeneration and economic growth we offer. The Prince’s Regeneration Trust has joined forces with The Prince's Foundation for Building Community. The Trust have joined the Foundation at their Shoreditch offices, where we will continue to deliver a programme of advisory work on heritage projects and our BRICK community education programme, as a subsidiary of the Foundation. Both charities feel this is an exciting way for us to create an even more resident future for Britain’s built heritage.

Photos

  • The Prince's Regeneration Trust heritage Middleport Pottery

    We have saved or created 116 jobs so far at Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent thanks to our rescue and regeneration of the Victorian building

  • Montagu Monuments Prince's Regeneration Trust heritage

    Work has now been completed to restore and conserve the Montagu Monuments. These world-class monuments are Warkton in Northampton's hidden treasure and are now officially open to the public

People often have a deep personal attachment to familiar and cherished local buildings. These places have a real resonance with the local community, providing a link to its past and a sense of identity. Sadly, many of these have lost their former glory and are falling into ruin. In fact, there are now over 20,000 listed buildings at risk in the UK which are derelict, neglected and in a state of disrepair, and many more which are unlisted. Many of these buildings are in areas of deprivation.

When a building loses its use, it is more than the bricks and mortar that are at risk; it also erodes a sense of purpose, pride and possibility in the local community. We believe that we can build a better future for our local communities by developing these sites into relevant, engaging and accessible spaces once again. Restored locally important buildings not only provide new employment, training, education opportunities and other social benefits, they also rebuild a sense of pride. They can have a catalytic effect, promoting wider confidence and investment into an area, and making a real difference to a whole locality for generations to come.

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust is unique because we have a wealth of in-house specialist expertise and experience saving and adapting locally important buildings. In the vast majority of our projects we support community groups to become the agents of change and lead the rescue of the sites themselves. Through our education programmes we reach a much wider audience than we can directly through our projects. We deliver conferences, workshops and publications which equip and inspire people to rescue and reuse redundant sites themselves. Our priority is to work in areas of deprivation, places which will benefit most from the regeneration and the social and economic growth we help to deliver.

Videos

  • Our work is more than just saving much-loved historic buildings - it's about transforming people's lives through regeneration. These are just some of the people from across the UK who have benefited from our projects.

  • TV presenter and Ambassador for The Prince's Regeneration Trust, George Clarke, in his video introduction for the annual BRICK conference.

  • HRH The Prince of Wales opens Middleport Pottery after three years of restoration work.

  • Learn all about The Prince's Regeneration Trust's £9 million, three-year project to rescue and regenerate Middleport Pottery, the home of Burleigh. Narrated by ceramics expert and Middleport Pottery ambassador Steven Moore.

  • A look at the beautiful Cleveland Pools in Bath and how The Prince's Regeneration Trust is involved in this ambitious project.

Case study

  • Don't miss our Industrial Heritage Conference in Manchester on 1st and 2nd December

    The Prince's Regeneration Trust is teaming up with two of the UK’s leading heritage organisations, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England, to deliver a two-day conference exploring the challenges and benefits of reusing industrial heritage buildings. The conference, Reviving Places By Reusing Industrial Heritage, takes place on the 1st and 2nd December at Manchester's Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI). Among the experts from local and central government, the architecture and property sectors are: Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council; Tom Walker, Director of Cities & Local Growth Unit, DCLG/BIS/Cabinet Office; Jonathan Robinson, The Guardian; Rohan Silva former Number 10 Special Adviser and Co-Founder, Second Home; Duncan Wilson OBE, Chief Executive, Historic England; Carole Souter CBE, Chief Executive, Heritage Lottery Fund; Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust; Tom Bloxham MBE, Chairman and Co-Founder, Urban Splash; Sally MacDonald, Director, MOSI. Rowan Moore, the Observer’s architecture critic, is chairing a debate. The conference marks the Council of Europe’s declaration of 2015 as European Industrial & Technical Heritage Year.

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  • Revival of Stoke’s historic Wedgwood Institute reaches key milestone

    Wedgwood Institute Stoke Prince's Regeneration Trust

    The first step in the restoration of what was one of England’s most endangered Victorian buildings, the Wedgwood Institute in Stoke-on-Trent, is now complete. The Grade II* listed building in Burslem is being brought back to life by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT) and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Building work started in February as part of the first phase of a landmark regeneration project to restore the whole building and bring it back into use as an enterprise hub and centre for start-up businesses. The first phase of works, which has cost approximately £850,000, has opened up the Institute’s ground floor for temporary public use, such as office space, community events and exhibitions. The aim has been to safeguard the structure while a funding package is put together for the second, more extensive phase of the project.

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  • Blackpool Heritage Museum project managed by The Prince's Regeneration Trust

    We are delighted to have been appointed as project manager for Blackpool Council's Blackpool Heritage Museum project. This project aims to revitalise the Pavilion Theatre and the associated ‘Horseshoe’ space which encloses it, transforming them into a centre that celebrates the rich history of Blackpool.

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