TOWNSCAPE HERITAGE & CARS BID
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.