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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 (see progress photographs below)

Fitzgeralds Bakery (10-12 Spring Gardens) - Historic Shopfront Reinstatement (see progress photographs below)

Lighthouse (70 - 72 Spring Gardens ) - Historic Shopfront Reinstatement (see further information below)

Fitzgeralds Bakery and Ponden Homes Grant Award [254KB]
Update 22nd March 2023 [336KB]
Update 5th April 2023 [363KB]
Update 3rd May 2023 [317KB]
Ponden & Fitzgeralds Progress - Late May to early June 2023 [314KB]
Ponden & Fitzgeralds Progress - Late June 2023 [390KB]
Ponden & Fitzgeralds Progress - Mid July 2023 [432KB]
Fitzgeralds Bakery and Ponden Homes completed shopfronts [552KB]

Lighthouse Grant Award [315KB]

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

The urn will be reinstated on the Slopes week commencing the 23 October. Prior to this some structural works are required to the plinth and wall that the urn will sit upon. These works will commence week commencing the 18th Sept.

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

UK Restoration Services are the main contractor and Whitaker Stone Ltd the stone mason for this project.

There are 2 videos you can watch which show timelapse videos of this project on our YouTube channel.

Video 1

Video 2

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