Valley Heritage

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Information on this page was last updated on 01/10/2017

Established by a group of volunteers in 2015, we are a type of organisation known as a building preservation trust. You can find building preservation trust’s or ‘BPT’s as they are often called all over the country. A not-for-profit organisation, BPT’s are usually registered charities and are driven by communities for communities.

Essentially, Valley Heritage will engage in projects where we a “restorer of last resort” as we aim to tackle the regeneration of historic buildings that are at risk and which beyond the capability of the private sector, normally because the cost of repair is significantly higher than the end value. Such projects are therefore dependent on higher levels of public funding, usually from a number of sources.

Some BPT’s might concentrate on one building whilst others like Valley Heritage aim to restore a number of buildings over the years. We chose this route because Rossendale is an area rich in heritage, but many of Rossendale’s historic buildings are deteriorating rapidly and at risk of being lost forever. At the time of setting up the organisation we were aware that four of the valley’s heritage buildings and 3 conservation areas were are  on English Heritage’s ‘At Risk’ register highlighting the desperate need for a Rossendale based heritage focused organisation capable of tackling these at risk assets, addressing their commercial economic viability and bringing them back into sustainable use.

Valley Heritage is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) charity registration number:1164935

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