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Heritage Skills at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

A heritage skills programme, supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, is being delivered during the construction works.

Work placements, site tours and training events are targeted at students and trainees and those already working in construction, such as contractors, craftspeople and other professionals, using the site itself as a tool for learning.

Two men in hard hats and high viz jackets repairing roof under scaffolding
Prince’s Foundation trainees learn new skills on the roof of the Main Mill © Historic England Archive, Steven Baker

Hard hat tours will offer groups with connections to heritage, construction and local interests, behind the scenes access to see at close hand the complex repairs that are taking place to the roof, brickwork and window openings.

The focus will be on offering opportunities to a diverse range of people particularly those underrepresented in construction careers, young people and women.

Working on listed buildings, and the estimated 5.5 million traditional (pre-1919) buildings in England, requires particular skills and training.

Consult our range of guidance on looking after traditional buildings

Upcoming events

Conservation of Ironwork Structures
Construction CPD event

One day course with Historic England and English Heritage

Thursday 21 June 2018
Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

This free one-day CPD course offers:

  • Behind the scenes tours of the work in progress at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings and the Iron Bridge
  • Learn about the history, significance and innovative design of each structure, the technical challenges and conservation philosophy of the current projects
  • The opportunity to hear in depth by experts working on the projects about their experiences

The event is aimed at craftspeople, contractors and professionals working in the construction industry, and planning and conservation officers.

Places are free of charge thanks to support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.
Registration is essential.

Book you place now

Trainee wearing hard hat, safety glasses and ear defenders cutting a piece of wood
Prince’s Foundation trainee Tom working at the site © Historic England Archive, Steven Baker
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Juliet Baillie

Construction Training Coordinator - Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Planning Group

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