VERDANT WORKS EVALUATION
Jura Consultants completed a study evaluating the outcomes and outputs achieved as part of a major investment project at Verdant Works, a 5-star rated attraction in Dundee that details the history of the Jute industry. The High Mill Open Gallery Project was a £2.9 million project that developed the remaining 50% of the site at Verdant Works. Whilst it could be effectively screened from visitors, the ‘A’ listed High Mill building was actually derelict and on the Buildings at Risk register. The project completed the restoration of the site, securing a sustainable future for a nationally important complex whilst also providing an interpreted space, a display space, a new home for a rare Boulton and Watt engine and a flexible events space. In addition, the project has delivered a new dedicated education space and a range of learning and volunteering opportunities. The study included the development of an evaluation framework, a desk based analysis of the outputs achieved, an extensive consultation process with staff and stakeholders and an analysis of achievements, improvements and lessons learned.