Making a Future for Industrial Heritage

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 9:30am
at The Docks Academy, Grimsby
Event registration is now closed


This course will help you to broaden your understanding of industrial heritage assets, and be better able to assess their significance or identify expertise to help with this. You will develop an understanding of good practice in securing a future for such assets including their re-use and adaptation.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed mainly at local authority planning staff, but may also benefit local authority heritage staff with less experience of industrial heritage, heritage consultants working with local authorities, relevant interest groups and preservation trusts.

If you would like to find out more about whether this course is suitable for you, please e-mail:

Why should you join this course?

This course brings together experts in industrial heritage from Historic England and the wider sector. We will hear from developers and preservation trusts who have successfully secured a future for industrial heritage assets; you will have the opportunity to discuss the issues you face and learn from others.


At the end of this course you will:

  • understand the broad range of industrial heritage assets and how the heritage values apply to them. You will know about the sources of information which can help you develop your understanding and know where to find expertise.
  • understand the issues and threats facing industrial heritage, including neglect and criminality on industrial heritage sites.
  • understand the tools for protecting and managing industrial heritage e.g. conservation areas, listing, scheduling and local listing.
  • understand good practice for adaptation and re-use including engaging the public and building partnerships to secure the future of historic industrial sites.
  • be able to evaluate options for adaptation and re-use and make recommendations that reduce harm.
    make better informed decisions about development proposals affecting Industrial Heritage.

Coronavirus Quarantine Considerations:

If you are feeling unwell please do not attend the event, the non-attendance fee will not apply in this situation.

If you have recently travelled please consult to the latest official advice about whether you should self-quarantine:

Government guidance for the public is available here:


  • 25/03/2020

    09:30 - 16:30

    Programme for the day





    Registration (coffee available)



    Chair – Clive Fletcher, Principal Adviser - Partnerships, Historic England


    Current Threats and Opportunities for Industrial Heritage

    Shane Gould – Head of Industrial Heritage Strategy, Historic England


    Your Industrial Heritage at Risk Sites


    Chair & Historic England facilitators


    Making a future for Industrial Heritage 1: Adaptive Re-use
    Good Practice Case Study





    Making a future for Industrial Heritage 2: Enforcement for Preservation
    Good Practice Case Study

    Joanna O’Hara

    Taunton Deane Heritage at Risk Officer


    Q&A Panel with Mornings Speakers



    Lunch (provided)


    Introduction to Grimsby Heritage Action Zone

    Stella Jackson

    Grimsby HAZ Project Officer


    Site visit

    We will take walking tours around sites within the Heritage Action Zone to consider the opportunities they present and  issues with their re-use.

    Please note the walking tours will cover a distance of approximately 2.5 miles. If you have any concerns about this please contact the training team.

    Stella Jackson

    Grimsby HAZ Project Officer


    Return from site visit (Coffee available)


    Feedback from site visit exercise



    Analysing Options and Making Recommendations
    Case study exercise

    Historic England facilitators


    Final Q&A




    Please note this programme is subject to change.


Shane Gould

Head of Industrial Heritage Strategy, Historic England

Shane is responsible for preparing and delivering Historic England’s Industrial Heritage Strategy, and previously managed English Heritage’s 2011 Industrial Heritage at Risk Project. He has written extensively on the subject and has a particular interest in the coal industry.

Registration Options

Standard Registration

Pre-course work

This course will include access to some pre-course online learning materials which should take approximately 1 hour and the option to join a Heritage Workspace industrial heritage community so that you can carry on the discussion and learning after the course.

The Docks Academy, Grimsby

Historic England Training