Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme (HERS)

The Market-Underbanks HERS started in May 2003. It was funded jointly by English Heritage and Stockport Council and administered by the Council.

Grants were available towards improvement work that helped to preserve and enhance priority buildings within the identified area and the grants were targeted at schemes that:

  • achieved a comprehensive improvement to a whole building
  • repaired and /or reinstated traditional architectural and historic features of the building, using traditional methods and materials
  • improved prominent buildings or blocks of buildings, so achieving greater impact in upgrading the quality of the townscape

The HERS scheme has built on and complements building and environmental improvements already made with funding from the Single Regeneration Budget (SRB), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Conservation Area Partnership scheme (CAP).

For examples of completed schemes read the HERS Facelifting projects document (PDF 174Kb).