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Leeds City Council - Conservation Skills Training Programme

Leeds City Council will be delivering a series of Heritage Building Skills Training Days that will look at best practice in the repair of traditional pre-1919 buildings across a range of materials and trades.

Venue: Kirkgate

Dates: 4th December

The training will be focused on Kirkgate, Leeds oldest street, the Townscape Heritage Initiative is focused on this area. Grant funding is available to repair buildings using traditional materials, designs and techniques. The philosophy behind this is to promote appropriate repairs for buildings of traditional construction both for the long term benefit of the buildings in the project but also more strategically, to promote and educate owners, contractors and built environment professionals.

Most days will commence with a classroom-based introduction to the topic followed by a practical demonstration of materials and techniques, with ample opportunities for practical “hands on” experience for delegates. The courses are provided free of charge and a light lunch will be provided. PPE and necessary tools will be provided, but please dress suitably including appropriate footwear. Days will run from 10 am to approximately 4.00pm. Most courses will be generally limited to a maximum of 20 delegates per course and will be allocated on a “first come first served” basis.

To reserve a place please contact Laura Hodson on 0113 37 87725 or e-mail

Please see the attached leaflet for further information.