A Toolkit for Delivering Economic Value Through Heritage Investments

Date: 03 Dec 2020

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"Whether it’s the Georgian terraces of Lichfield, the breweries of Burton upon Trent, or the canals and waterways of Birmingham, our area has a rich and diverse heritage which anchors our places and puts them on the map.”

– Dr Louise Brooke-Smith OBE, FRICS, MRTPI International Development & Strategic Planning Advisor,Consilio Strategic Consultancy Ltd., and Chair, GBSLEP Place Board

To better understand the role heritage could play in supporting economic recovery and growth and improving wellbeing in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull area, GBSLEP commissioned the National Trust, in collaboration with Historic England, to carry out some research. Called, ‘A Toolkit for Delivering Economic Value Through Heritage Investments’, the report provides strategic information and a series of recommendations in how to support heritage in order to deliver economic value.

The organisations have used their expertise and experience to look at challenges and opportunities for heritage across the area and how it could deliver economic value, improve wellbeing and ultimately benefit local communities. The result of this work is an independent recommendations report which is released today and available to download here.