As part of the application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, an assessment of the buildings in the JQTH area was undertaken. The buildings were appraised on their condition, heritage significance and the value to which a scheme would improve the area. A list of priority properties was identified, and the project team will be working with these property owners to develop restoration schemes.
Major grant schemes
Minor grant schemes
Small grants are available for the restoration or re-instatement of architectural detail where the building is in an otherwise good condition. Eligible works include repairs to original windows, doors and masonry. The use of traditional materials and methods will be required.
To be eligible the building must fall within the JQTH area and you must either own the leasehold or hold a lease of at least 10 years.
The JQTH is offering grant funding of up to 85% of eligible works towards shopfront improvements for properties on Warstone Lane that lie within the TH area. This covers the section between Barclays Bank and Artful Expression. Well maintained traditional shopfronts help to foster local distinctiveness and define a unique sense of place.
Eligible works include;
- Removing and replacing inappropriate modern alterations such as plastic signage
- Reinstating or repairing the original architectural detail, scale and proportions of the shopfront using traditional materials and techniques
Townscape Heritage Area
The JQTH area covers part of the ‘Industrial Middle’ and includes the following streets;
Frederick Street, Legge Lane, Albion Street, Warstone Lane, Vittoria Street, Regent Place, Regent Street
Check back soon for updates on the repair and restoration works