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Completed Property Factsheets

For information on the THI’s completed properties, please click on the links below:

101 High Street, Bedford

99 High Street, Bedford

51 High Street, Bedford

1-4 St Paul’s Square, Bedford

82 High Street, Bedford

119-121 High Street, Bedford

123-125 High Street, Bedford

 

THI Updates for 2015

In addition to completing as many properties as possible and making a number of grant offers to other properties, a number of Learning, Education and Training opportunities have also been offered.

 

10.09.15   Archives Treasure Hunt event and THI Outreach

As part of this year’s Heritage Open Day celebrations, BLARS ran a paper based treasure hunt, focusing on the histories of the buildings 1-4 St Paul’s Square and the people who have lived in them. The event traced 555 years of Bedford’s history and was well attended. The THI also exhibited a series of before and after images showing the work involved in bringing 1-4 St Paul’s Square back into use as affordable housing.

 

01.09.15   8th Edition of the THI Newsletter

The latest edition of the THI project’s Newsletter is now available to download here.

 

30.06.15   1-4 St Paul’s Square building re-use tours

Aldwyck Housing Group hosted a celebration event and retrofit tours for all those involved in the delivery of the restoration work at 1-4 St Paul’s Square. The event included a short talk on the history of the buildings, followed by tours of the finished properties. The focus was on showing how properties that had been all but written off could be converted to high quality affordable homes.  

 

13.06.15   Bedford’s Big High Street Showcase

Bedford’s Big High Street Showcase blazed into town again on 13 June, with many local businesses and organisations taking part and the Lady K stage putting on a fabulous array of dance and music acts. The weather didn’t exactly cooperate, but it was a great day out nonetheless, with good levels of footfall for such a drizzly day.

 

12.01.15   Technical + Professional Construction College Learner Work Experience

4 Bedford College learners were given 10 weeks of work experience by VE Parrotts Construction, working on site 2 days per week at the THI funded 1-4 St Paul’s Square refurbishment project and at another new build site.

 

 

THI Updates for 2014

 

THI Updates for 2013

 

THI Updates for 2012

 

THI updates for 2011

 


For more news on High Street, Bedford please visit these web pages:

High Street Renaissance page

High Street Strategy page

High Street - Notice Board page

Townscape Heritage Initiative page