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Buxton Heritage Action Zone (HAZ)

Buxton Heritage Action Zone (HAZ)

Buxton has been successfully selected as one of just 69 towns across the country to share in a £95 million Historic England grant scheme to revive the special characteristics of historic high streets.

The Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) is a four year programme and will focus on Spring Gardens. The programme will involve physical improvements, community engagement and cultural activities to regenerate the high street and to restore and celebrate local historic character.

Over the years Buxton has benefited from significant investment from the council, partners and stakeholders into heritage-led regeneration. However, the heritage environment of Spring Gardens is yet to realise its full potential.

The HAZ alongside the Future High Street Fund offers an exciting opportunity to reinstate, revive and restore the heritage value of the high street.

Works eligible for funding

Commercial properties within the HAZ are eligible for funding at a grant rate of 50% to 75% towards conservation-led repairs and restoration as follows: 

  • Reinstatement of original historic features that have been lost such as traditional shop fronts where clear evidence exists to inform the appearance and details
  • Joinery repairs to original doors and windows
  • Repair and restoration of external architectural details such as canopies, intricate and bespoke rainwater details and stone corbels and cornices

Please note that grants will not be offered for routine maintenance, redecoration, internal repairs or works that involve the reversal of alterations that are themselves of quality and interest.


All commercial properties within the Heritage Action Zone as shown on the map below are eligible for funding.

Buxton Spa Town HAZ Area map [271KB]

Further advice

If you have any questions or if you would like to discuss potential works to your building, please contact:

Lisa Hooley, Heritage Action Zone Officer


Historic England