Running the Show: A Sustainable Future for your Heritage Project
London Rd, Northampton NN4 8AW
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Great speakers, diverse networking and an amazing venue PLUS a wonderful opportunity to tour Delapré Abbey and the former Engine Shed, now the Students’ Union building at the University of Northampton!
The Heritage Trust Network supports enterprising organisations saving heritage at risk across the UK, equipping with the skills needed to deliver projects with exciting social purpose.
09.30 – Arrival and refreshments
09.55 – Introduction and welcome – Kate Dickson, Chair Heritage Trust Network Midlands
10.00 – 10.15 – Introduction to Delapré Abbey – Rachael Boyd, Director, Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust
10.15 – 10.30 – Good governance – refreshing the board – Rachael Boyd
10.30 – 11.00 – Managing a project after the capital grants – Maria Smith, Dronfield Hall Barn
11.00 – 11.30 – Break
11.30 – 12.00 – Ongoing financial management & the Heritage Impact Fund – Architectural Heritage Fund
12.00 – 12.15 – Heritage Trust Network update – Benjamin Parker,
Development Officer, HTN (Join us today if you aren’t already a member!)
12.15 – 12.30 – HTN Midlands Annual Review – Kate Dickson & the team
12.30 – 13.20 – Lunch and networking
13.20 – 13.50 – Maintenance and Management Plans – Greenwoods
13.50 – 14.20 – A meaningful meanwhile use – Mark Hooper, Indycube
14.20 – 15.10 – Tour of Delapré Abbey
15.10 – 16.00 – Tour of the former Engine Shed, now the Students’ Union building at the University of Northampton, led by Nick Woodward, Project Officer
16.15 – 16.30 – Tea and Coffee networking
Getting here: Delapré Abbey is located within the 500 acre landscape of Delapré Park, one mile south of Northampton town centre
Northampton Railway Station is only a 30-minute walk or 10 minute drive away. Trains arrive from London Euston and Birmingham New Street at least once an hour and there are taxi points directly outside the station.
There is a bus stop at the entrance to Delapré Abbey on London Road (A508) with various routes stopping regularly including 3, 7, 10, X4 and X10.
For timetables, visit Stagecoach Midlands.
A six-minute drive from Junction 15 of the M1, Delapré Abbey is easily accessible whether you’re travelling from the North or South. From J15 simply follow the A45 north towards the town centre and you’ll find Delapré Abbey located just off the A45 on London Road (A508). From central Northampton, take the A508 southbound towards the M1 junction 15. The Abbey is on a turning to your left/east about 1 mile from the town centre. Please be aware that the drive leading to Delapré Abbey is a single lane only, with several passing places. Free car parking is available for all visitors.