Evaluating the sustainability of Portsmouth Historic Dockyards as a heritage asset: regarding economic, environmental and social aspects

Granger, Sarah (2015) Evaluating the sustainability of Portsmouth Historic Dockyards as a heritage asset: regarding economic, environmental and social aspects. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Portsmouth Historic Dockyards are a distinctive and valuable heritage site. There is currently a lack of prominent research and resources relevant to the specific sustainability, management and preservation of historic dockyard sites. The rationale behind this document was to begin the process of evaluating the importance of sustaining Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as a heritage asset.
    Research focused on gaining insights from members of the public and those currently working for Portsmouth Historic Dockyards, allowing for initial analysis over the views on the site’s conservation, in accordance with the three sustainability dimensions: social, economic and environmental.
    A telephone interview was conducted with industry professional Tim Vincent and additional primary research was completed in the form of face-to-face public surveys at two Portsmouth locations: Gun Warf Quays and The Historic Dockyards.
    The main conclusions drawn were that all parties surveyed believed that the Portsmouth Historic Dockyards should be sustained and preserved. It was also concluded that with additional funding research opportunities can broaden the scope of the project.
    The report highlights that there is a need for additional research to be conducted to gain for a more in depth analysis of the factors involved in maintaining the Historic Dockyard; recommendations have been made for potential additional research methods.
    Any additional hypothetical research would then be a useful source of information for those wishing to further study the viability of sustaining the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in the future.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 16:45
    Last Modified: 11 Aug 2015 16:45
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18023

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