The importance of heritage and regeneration in the built environment is to be boosted by the union of two of HRH The Prince of Wales’ charities. From July, we will join forces with The Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT), both of us founded by His Royal Highness.
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust will become a subsidiary of the Prince’s Foundation, alongside PFBC’s international arm, INTBAU. PRT will continue to deliver a programme of advisory work on heritage projects and its highly regarded BRICK community education programme. The PRT team will be based at PFBC’s Shoreditch offices.
PRT’s own subsidiary charity, the United Kingdom Historic Building Preservation Trust, which owns Middleport Pottery and other sites, will operate as an independent charity. It will continue to be chaired by Stephen Musgrave with HRH The Prince of Wales as its Patron.
Ian Marcus, Chairman, PRT, said “I am delighted that the two built environment charities founded by HRH The Prince of Wales have come together and as a result will be in an even stronger position to help communities across the UK to preserve and reuse important heritage buildings.”
David Brownlow, Chairman, PFBC, said “I am very pleased that The Prince’s Regeneration Trust is joining The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community.
There has never been a more important time to devote resource and expertise to Britain’s heritage. The combined resources of these two organisations will offer an unprecedented level of knowledge and experience, to help protect, revitalise and learn from Britain’s built heritage. It will enable us to better deliver the vision of our shared founder.”
The resulting focus of energy and expertise should lead to an even more resilient future for Britain’s built heritage.