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 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
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.
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.