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Peckham TOWNSCAPE HERITAGE INITIATIVE

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Restore Peckham Town Centre

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Summary: The five year Peckham Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) scheme will see 44 of the most important historic buildings on Peckham High Street and Rye Lane shortlisted for a grant to repair damaged facades, reinstate lost historic features and install high quality traditional windows and shop fronts.
Contact: Julie Mallett – Peckham Townscape Heritage Project Manager | Email |
Project Start: Read the announcement
Project Milestones:  Funding announced: 04 Aug 2014
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Owners will also be encouraged to bring vacant floor space in the upper floors back into use to support the local economy and provide much needed housing.

The grant will also enable the council and its partners in the community to put in place a programme of complementary initiatives centred on the better knowledge and enjoyment of this important historic town centre.

It aims to bring wider benefits to the community of Peckham with a unique set of complementary initiatives including traditional building skills, improved knowledge of the history of the area and a celebration of its heritage.

The project will enable voluntary groups like Peckham Vision and the Peckham Society to help the council deliver among other things an education programme for local schools; a traditional building skills and apprenticeships initiative for young people; information and guidance about the historic town centre; and a ‘Celebrate Peckham’ programme.

(Original Article: Peckham’s Historic Town Centre secures Heritage Lottery Fund investment)