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Buxton Heritage Action Zone (HAZ)

The Buxton High Street Heritage Action Zone has now come to an end. This government funded programme delivered £926,700 of grant aid towards a number of heritage projects along Spring Gardens. The scheme was delivered by Historic England and High Peak Borough Council. Buxton was selected as one of more than 60 towns across the country to receive a share of the grant with a further £100,000 awarded to the HSHAZ Cultural Consortia (Buxton Our Street). 

The HSHAZ programme has supported the repair and reinstatement of historic shop fronts, secured urgent works to a priority Building at Risk, supported a diverse cultural and educational programme designed to celebrate our high street as well as giving the local community a key role in deciding what works and what you want to see happening in Buxton.

The grant scheme has now awarded grants to the following projects: 

Ponden Homes (6-8 Spring Gardens) - Historic Shopfront reinstatement

Fitzgeralds Bakery (10-12 Spring Gardens) - Historic Shopfront Reinstatement

Lighthouse (70 - 72 Spring Gardens ) - Historic Shopfront Reinstatement

3C Grove Parade—Restoration of traditional sash windows

Former White Lion—Major repair and restoration scheme

Cavendish Arcade Colonnade—Repair survey

Reinstatement of missing urn

See before and after photographs of all our projects below:

Fitzgeralds Bakery and Ponden Homes Grant Award [254KB]
Fitzgeralds and Ponden Homes works in progress March 2023 [336KB]
Fitzgeralds and Ponden Homes works in progress April 2023 [363KB]
Fitzgeralds and Ponden Homes works in progress May 2023 [317KB]
Fitzgeralds and Ponden Homes works in progress early June 2023 [314KB]
Fitzgeralds and Ponden Homes works in progress late June 2023 [390KB]
Fitzgeralds and Ponden Homes works in progress July 2023 [432KB]
Fitzgeralds Bakery and Ponden Homes completed shopfronts [552KB]
Lighthouse - before and After [417KB]
3C Grove Parade before and after [269KB]
Former White Lion [301KB]
White Lion before and after [471KB]
Cavendish Arcade Canopy [164KB]
Reinstatement of missing urn [204KB]
Reinstatement of missing urn - Works in Progress [565KB]

Watch a video of the carving and installation of the Urn on YouTube.

Cultural Programme

Historic England has also worked with local people and partners to unlock the rich heritage on these high streets, through repair and improvement works as well as arts and cultural programmes, making them more attractive to residents, businesses, tourists and investors.

As part of the HSHAZ, Buxton received grant funding to run a cultural programme. This part of the scheme is run by a cultural consortium 'Buxton Our Street'.

Further information

If you would like to find out more, please contact:


Historic England