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Managing Heritage Assets

Front cover for Managing Heritage Assets

Guidance for government departments on the use of periodic inspections forward work plans and asset management programmes

Published in spring 2009 with the endorsement of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), this guidance is aimed at property and estates managers in government departments and public bodies. It encourages a systematic approach to planning repairs to heritage assets through the use of periodic inspections, forward work plans and asset management plans. It explains the respective roles of departmental conservation officers, property managers, specialist conservation consultants and the Government Historic Estates Unit. The principles of this approach are applicable to the management of any historic estate.

Hard copies of this guidance can be obtained from GHEU free of charge, please contact


  • Overview
  • Section 1 Introduction and Summary
  • Section 2 Asset management for historic estates
  • Section 3 Periodic Inspections for heritage assets
  • Section 4 Forward Work Plans for historic estates
  • Section 5 Roles and responsibilities
  • Section 6 Data management
  • Section 7 Glossary
  • Section 8 Related Publications

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51495


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