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Looking After Our Industrial Heritage

If you own, manage or are developing an industrial site or want to set up a Building Preservation Trust, you will find lots of useful information in this section to help you. There's also further help and advice aimed specifically at heritage professionals.

Liverpool was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 2004 as the supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain's greatest global significance.  Jesse Hartley's Albert Dock, opened in 1845, is a classic example of the successful reuse of a former industrial site
Liverpool was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 2004 as the supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain's greatest global significance. Jesse Hartley's Albert Dock, opened in 1845, is a classic example of the successful reuse of a former industrial site

The pages in this section are intended to provide help and advice to:

  • Heritage specialists - local authorities, consultants, contractors and the voluntary sector, especially those who comment on development proposals
  • Owners and developers of industrial sites
  • Those who are considering setting up a Building Preservation Trust to rescue an industrial site
  • Voluntary groups and others who run or manage industrial sites as visitor attractions or are open to the public
  • There is also a page on the reuse of industrial sites, which gives examples of schemes carried out by developers and Building Preservation Trusts based on recent English Heritage (now Historic England) research

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