Creative Heritage assists those with responsibilities for heritage assets, especially buildings at risk. It seeks to help clients turn liabilities into assets through heritage-led regeneration, creative re-use and constructive partnerships. Established in 2011, the multi-disciplinary practice is led by Kate Dickson, formerly Director of Heritage Works, one of the UK's flagship Building Preservation Trusts. Consultants include conservation architects, regeneration specialists, project managers and community engagement advisers.
Kate has considerable experience of historic building regeneration, from feasibility studies for the smallest scheduled monument site to the project management of significant industrial heritage restoration projects. With conservation expertise and an in-depth knowledge of funding and delivery mechanisms, she brings problem solving skills to find creative solutions for seemingly intransigent buildings at risk.
Creative Heritage offers a range of services to the built heritage sector, from funding advice and feasibility studies to heritage impact assessments, delivery strategies and project management.
Clients include local authorities and public agencies, private owners and voluntary organisations, such as building preservation trusts, community development trusts and church congregations.
Based in Buxton, Derbyshire, Creative Heritage operates throughout the UK. Its consultants have recently undertaken studies and commissions in Manchester, Birmingham, the Peak District National Park and central London.
"Creative Heritage has been a fantastic addition to the professional team engaged for the second phase of our Islington Wharf development. Through a very hands-on approach, including a close and constructive working relationship developed with the architects, Creative Heritage influenced the design concept in a very positive manner, with the result being that we at Isis are very proud of the final proposals." Gary Watt, Development Manager, Isis Waterside Regeneration
"You have produced a very comprehensive and professional report which has fully met the brief we gave you, and I'm impressed by the scope of the work. May I also say that it was a pleasure working with the Creative Heritage team." Mike Morris, Regeneration Service, High Peak Borough Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Strategic Alliance