The role of the Community in the reuse of vacant buildings in the neighbourhood development context
The 2nd Chance project Kick-off meeting, held in June 2016 in Liverpool, has been the occasion to discuss about the implementations of the Local Action Plans, and on the topic of Embedding the reuse of vacant buildings in the neighbourhood development context. This topic is strictly connected with the theme of Recycle, of the Adaptive Reuse, of Preservation, of the Commons.
One of the case studies introduced in Liverpool was the process activated in several cities of UK by the Building Preservation Trusts, charitable organisations made up of local volunteers and established specifically to rescue historic buildings at risk by repairing and converting them for viable new uses. As highlited in the Kick off Meeting Report The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is a registered charity, limited by guarantee, established in 1976 to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings in the UK. As long as they are listed, scheduled or within a conservation area, we help people to bring a historic building back to life. To date, the AHF has offered grants totalling over £3.5 million and working capital loans of over £90 million to BPTs and other charities, enabling the rescue and revitalisation of over 1000 historic buildings.
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