projects

major projects

Strategic development and business planning for Newcastle Diocese‘s new Rural Churches for Everyone project

St Aidan’s church Bamburgh

Working with 42 historic Northumbrian church buildings and their communities to collectively create a resilient future for them. A cluster led approach, building on the earlier work of the Inspired Futures project, collaborating with partners: Northumberland Coast AONB, Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB, Community Action Northumberland and the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University.

 

Project management for Blanchland Abbey resilient heritage project

Abbey Alive! community consultation day

Taking on this project half way through was a big challenge. Supporting the village residents to consider future sustainability of their grade 1 listed church within its estate village (which uniquely reflects the medieval monastery‘s footprint) has led to some intriguing discoveries. Plans are in development to investigate the sound secrets suggested by the geophysics survey – keep an ear to the ground!

Living Wild Interpretation for Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust.
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Interactive interpretation under the trees

In collaboration with Marcus Byron Design for Interpretation I am delivering the outdoor and online elements of the Interpretation Plan we developed in the Spring of 2016. This includes geocaches, app based walk routes, website content, interpretation panels and leaflets, information in the new wildlife hides and visitor welcome structures designed and built by Newcastle University Architecture students, and family activities.

 

Strategic Planning & Organisational Development for Epiacum Heritage Ltd
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3000 years of human habitation

Supporting the directors of this scheduled Roman fort to deliver HLF’s Resilient Heritage fund  project to improve their governance and  undertake long term planning for audience development and archaeological research, improving their strategic business development.  This is in order to secure the accessibility of their Roman and wider landscape heritage, working  hand-in-hand with sustainable rural development.

 

Evaluation of £5.5M project for South Tynedale Railway 
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Full steam ahead (sorry)

This complex project is achieving great things for this award winning railway. It is now succeeding in it’s aims to become self-sustaining financially, and to meet local demand for learning and training opportunities, whilst remaining an appealing heritage attraction for visitors to the area.

 

 

Project Management and Learning programme for the Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project

Activities from Dukesfield Smelters and CarriersCompleting the delivery phase of the HLF Heritage Grant project on behalf of Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the Friends of the North Pennines. 2013 – 2015 £280,000 AWARD WINNING www.dukesfield.org.uk

 

Learning programme for Wall Face on behalf of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site

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Dispersed exhibition along Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site – Learning Programme development and delivery (including Bronze Arts Award) of Arts Council England Grant for  2014-2015 £15,000

 

 

Smaller projects

Kielder Wildwood  – Digital walk for Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s flagship rewilding project (also taking in part of Restoring Ratty) 2020

Weardale Museum – Supporting the trustees in their purchase, restoration and relocation into Ireshopeburn’s listed former Wesleyan High House Methodist Chapel 2019-20

Elsdon Pinfold – supporting a community group to collectively plan the way forward for making the most of their village green’s intriguing listed structure. 2016

Nenthead Chapel Restoration – Audience Development and Training Planning for R2 submission of HLF Heritage Grant on behalf of the Nenthead Chapel community group 2015 Now in 2018-20  i am evaluating the project as it enters its operational phase.

Living Wild at Kielder – Interpretation Planning for R2 HLF Heritage Grant submission for Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust 2016

St Robert’s of Newminster, Morpeth – Fundraising and Action and Activity Planning for HLF Grants for Places of Worship R1 and R2 for the parishoners. 2016

Allendale First – Chair of community group investigating social enterprise opportunities to convert a disused listed building. HLF Start-up Grant. Allendale First 2015 £8,600

Allendale Preschool Improvement Plan – Chair of governors of local Charity, delivering organisational change and customer improvement ratings from 33 % to 100% 2010 – 13. Budget neutral