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Buxton Heritage Action Zone (HAZ)

The HSHAZ is a £95 million nationwide government funded programme, which is being delivered by Historic England with partners such as High Peak Borough Council. Buxton was selected as one of more than 60 towns across the country to receive a share of the grant and secured £926,700 with a further £100,000 awarded to the HSHAZ Cultural Consortia (Buxton Our Street). 

Now in its final year, 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

Ponden Homes (6-8 Spring Gardens) [254KB]

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

Fitzgeralds Bakery (10-12 Spring Gardens) [254KB]

Progress photos of both properties

Update 22nd March 2023 [336KB]
Update 5th April 2023 [363KB]
Update 3rd May 2023 [317KB]

3C Grove Parade—Restoration of traditional sash windows

Before and After Pictures [269KB]

Former White Lion—Major repair and restoration scheme

Former White Lion [301KB]
Former White Lion - Progress Updates [471KB]

Cavendish Arcade Colonnade—Repair survey

Cavendish Arcade Canopy [164KB]

Urn—Reinstatement of missing urn

Reinstatement of missing urn [204KB]
Reinstatement of missing urn - Works in Progress [565KB]

Cultural Programme

Historic England is also working 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 has received grant funding to run a cultural programme which aims to enliven with art, performances, workshops, games and more. 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