Lower Kirkgate Townscape Heritage Initiative
September 2017 to December 2017
The courses are open to all including local building contractors and building and design professionals, together with students interested in embarking on a career in design, construction or conservation. The training will be focused on Kirkgate, Leeds oldest street, the Townscape Heritage Initiative is focused on this area.
The photographs above shows the before and after versions of the first property to take up the grant and illustrate the difference which heritage led regeneration can make in terms of bringing a building back into economic use. Grant funding is available to repair buildings using traditional materials, designs and techniques. The philosophy behind this is to promote appropriate repairs for buildings of traditional construction both for the long term benefit of the buildings in the project but also more strategically, to promote and educate owners, contractors and built environment professionals.
Monday 11th September 2017 - An Introduction to Lime Mortars for Construction and Re-pointing
Monday 2nd October 2017 - An Introduction to Brick Work Conservation, Cleaning and Repair
Monday 23rd October 2017 - An Introduction to the Historical Development of Kirkgate, Traditional Building Construction and Repair
Monday 13th November 2017 - An Introduction to Plain and Decorative Plasters Date
Monday 4th December 2017 - An Introduction to Historic Windows and their Repair
Further courses will be available across 2018/19. Most days will commence with a classroom-based introduction to the topic followed by a practical demonstration of materials and techniques, with ample opportunities for practical “hands on” experience for delegates.
The courses are provided free of charge and a light lunch will be provided. PPE and necessary tools will be provided, but please dress suitably including appropriate footwear. Days will run from 10 am to approximately 4.00pm
For further details of the meetings, please see the Lower Kirkgate THI Leaflet