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The economics of heritage : Case studies on the Bedminster Gym and Miners’ Cottages projects
In the current economic climate, with the uncertainty of Brexit looming (at time of writing), it seems appropriate to consider the effect of economics on heritage — in particular, to consider how heritage can, in fact, create value for developers in an age where the cost of owning a heritage asset falls on the shoulders of private individuals. This paper uses two case studies, the Bedminster Gym and the Miners’ Cottages, to illustrate how heritage can be used to create economic value, ensuring the long-term viability of the assets.
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Lydia Robinson MA, Msc, MArch, RIBA, RIAS is an architect and director of Cheltenham architectural practice Design Storey. The practice has won a number of awards, including a prestigious RIBA regional award. The practice specialises in contemporary architecture in a historic context, whether it be a listed building, conservation area or scheduled monument. Lydia has led several of these projects, including the award-winning Miners’ Cottages and Bedminster Gym, which is currently under construction.