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RIBA Client of the Year 2015: The Prince’s Regeneration Trust

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The Prince’s Regeneration Trust was nominated for the 2015 RIBA Client of the Year Award by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust charity offers a sustainable approach to the regeneration, rescue and re-use of at-risk historic sites for the benefit of the surrounding community. It has worked on nearly 70 projects over the past 15 years, from Cornish palaces to a listed roller-coaster, and in June 2014 completed its largest project to date, a £9 million rescue of Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent. It saved a nationally significant Grade II*-listed ‘model’ pottery, creating scores of jobs and kick-starting regeneration in a seriously depressed area.

The trust purchased the buildings and leased them back to Burleigh Pottery, then proceeded to manage a team of design, conservation and engineering professionals to deliver the works. It involved the local community at every stage and can now rely on a band of loyal volunteers to support the visitor offer. The project is an exemplar of heritage-led regeneration and has won a host of awards. The trust, led by CEO Ros Kerslake, is to be applauded both for its commitment to delivering challenging projects which changes people’s lives and also for its BRICK initiative, which provides small charities and community groups with the expertise to improve their environment.

Peter Clegg, director, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Middleport Pottery, Stoke on Trent

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Client The Prince’s Regeneration Trust
Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Contract value £6 million
Contractor William Anelay
Consultant Integral Engineering Design
Photography Tim Crocker

 

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