Townscape Heritage Initiative Updates
Completed Property Factsheets
For information on the THI’s completed
properties, please click on the links below:
1-4 St Paul’s Square,
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
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
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
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.
For more news on High Street, Bedford please
visit these web pages:
High Street Renaissance page
High Street Strategy page
High Street - Notice Board
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