On Monday 11 September we were delighted to hold a special event at the iconic Leeds Corn Exchange where we consider some of the most interesting projects mixing heritage and retail in Leeds. It is often said that internet shopping and Covid are killing the high street but there are many examples of projects located on our doorstep that are actively seeking to reverse this trend (if one exists). These locations are often in conservation areas and are typically located in heritage buildings.
For this reason, we used the occasion to launch our new guides to “heritage shop fronts” and “conservation areas” which provide practical advice for everyone who owns or operates a heritage property or lives and works in a conservation area.
We held a panel discussion with speakers:
Steven Mason – Head of Markets at Leeds City Council
Jane Williams – Board Member at the Headingley Development Trust responsible for their retail activities
Liam Riley – Regeneration Officer (Morley Heritage Investment Fund)
Martin Hughes, Chair Horsforth Civic Society and chaired by Jenna Strover Leeds Civic Trust Trustee.