Funding boost for Harper Street Project.

Funding boost for Harper Street Project.

Regeneration charity UKHBPT receives £100,000 in funding from Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund to support the development of 11 dilapidated terraced houses in Middleport.

Adjacent to Middleport Pottery the £1.9 million Harper Street Project will see the Victorian terrace restored and opened up to the public, Spring 2020.

The end terrace, once home to pottery’s lodgekeeper, will build on Middleport’s heritage offer and give visitors an authentic insight into the area’s social history. Additional uses include; workshop space for creative businesses, an accessible research centre for Middleport Pottery’s extensive archive and a hub for local community group, Middleport Matters.

Dave Poulsom, UKHBPT Finance Director, ““Harper Street has great local significance as part of the social landscape of the Potteries. We’re delighted that Red Industries has awarded a significant contribution to the remaining £800,000 fundraising target”.

Samantha Boden, Marketing Manager at Red Industries, said, “This is a hugely exciting and ambitious project, which will benefit the whole community and help with regeneration in the area.  Supporting the local community around our sites is very important to us – the Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund enables us to help fantastic organisations, like UKHBPT, to create new opportunities and support the people in the local area.”

The Landfill Communities Fund benefits the communities living around landfill sites through funding for community and environmental projects, through funding to improve play parks, village halls, sports centres and a wide range of other community facilities.

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Notes to editors:

Formerly The Princes Regeneration Trust, United Kingdom Building Preservation Trust, (UKHBPT) became an independent organisation in December 2016.  HRH The Prince of Wales is UKHBPT’s Founding Patron.

UKHBPT is a registered charity – Charity number – 1059662.

All enquiries to: UKHBPT Marketing Manager Sarah Nadin – sarah.nadin@ukhbpt.org