This half-day online seminar will aim to inspire participants about the role that the historic built environment can play in town centre regeneration of county towns across Wales. It will also highlight the challenges and seek to provide guidance on how to overcome some of those challenges based on the experience and expertise of successful projects elsewhere. The focus of the event will be Carmarthen in West Wales, but inspiration and ideas will be drawn from across the UK including England’s Hi-Street Heritage Action Zones and the ‘Special Offers’ that historic towns might have.
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‘What have our old buildings ever done for us’ - Nell Hellier, Senior Built Heritage Officer, Carmarthenshire County Council
Tackling vacant units: from issue to asset - Iain Nicholson, Founder of The Vacant Shops Academy and part-time Strategic Development Lead at The Institute of Place Management
Continuity and Change – the Challenges of Re-using Vacant Listed Shops - Helen Ensor BA Hons MA IHBC, Practice Director and Office Leader, Donald Insall Associates.
(Re)Making Great Places - Dr Ben Reynolds, Urban Foundry
Oswestry: A practical look at the advantages of heritage led regeneration - Samantha Jones, Project Officer, Oswestry Hi-Street Heritage Action Zone
A Vibrant Destination: Abergavenny's Story - Cllr Tony Konieczny, Mayor of Abergavenny