New Lanark Trust

New Lanark is a World Heritage Site located in the South Lanarkshire local authority area. Over many years, the New Lanark Trust has worked to restore and conserve the industrial village, creating visitor attractions, social and private housing, hotel accommodation and business units for lease. The area known as Double Row, a terrace of 8 properties was the only area of the village which remained undeveloped and unused. Jura Consultants was initially appointed to explore mechanisms of securing funding for the restoration of Double Row. This led to the identification of the potential to create a Townscape Heritage (Heritage Lottery Fund), and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS – as administered by Historic Scotland). Both of these funding sources are targeted at area based regeneration, bringing buildings into use, or enhancing their use, whilst supporting economic and social development. The Double Row project evolved into a scheme that included restoration of Double Row, fabric repairs to Caithness Row and Nursery Buildings , and interpretation of the scheduled monument Museum Stair and wider village in a new state of the art exhibit in the visitor centre. Training and public participation activities were also defined.


Jura Consultants was appointed to manage the preparation of the successful round 1 bid to the HLF’s TH fund, and to support the development of an application for CARS funding. This included collating all required supporting document, completing the application form, advising the client on the HLF process and key messages to stress, liaison with the funders and general support. We also prepared job descriptions for a Project Development Officer for the period between round 1 and 2. We were then re-commissioned to support the development of the successful second round application. The CARS application to Historic Scotland was also successful and the Trust is now working on its implementation strategy having secured a significant sum towards the completion of the project.



South Ayrshire Council

Jura Consultants first became involved with Maybole in 2015 as part of a multi-disciplinary consultancy team delivering a Scottish government-funded charrette exploring the development potential of the town. Concentrating on the tourism development potential, Jura Consultants held a workshop session with local business representatives, councillors and members of the local community as well as drop in surgeries throughout the four day consultation and development process.

Amidst proposals for a now confirmed new town bypass, the charrette process highlighted an opportunity to approach funders for investment into the historic fabric of the town centre, a designated Outstanding Conservation Area. Jura Consultants managed the process of developing two applications on behalf of Maybole Community Council which, in early 2019, resulted in an award of £1.67million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund through its Townscape Heritage programme and a further £1.3 million from Historic Environment Scotland through its Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS).

Throughout the process, Jura Consultants hosted public information sharing events, established the priority and reserve projects for the bid, helped to develop a partnership approach between the Community Council and South Ayrshire Council to determine how the bids could best meet the outcomes of funders. Working with a multi-disciplinary team, including Architects and Quantity Surveyors, further development work is now taking place and the resulting investment will create a much improved, attractive, safe and sustainable town centre.

Jura Consultants are continuing to support the development phase of the project and manage the wider fundraising requirements of the £6million regeneration project. This involves co-ordinating the process of securing an external partnership funding target of £1.2 million from various sources including Scottish Government and a range of smaller Trusts and Foundations.



The Tweed Forum

During 2017 Jura Consultants led the development of an application to the HLF Landscape Partnership Scheme for a major restoration and tourism regeneration project along the Tweed River. The work included multiple workshops and 1:1 consultations with multiple representatives from over 15 project partners that included Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Borders Council, Northumberland County Council, Tweed Forum, Tweedsmuir Community Company and Scottish Land and Estates. The resulting project ideas, costings and partners priorities were brought together for the application, with support and advice given during the assessment process and a co-ordinating role at the HLF site visit. Whilst the application did not receive funding in a highly competitive batch of projects, it was considered a High Priority for support and was encouraged for resubmission. The work continues into 2018 with a further application being developed for consideration in late summer.