Preservation, re-use and conversion of the historic buildings in Portsea: can this contribute to Portsmouth City Council's housing aims?

Burdis, Sarah (2011) Preservation, re-use and conversion of the historic buildings in Portsea: can this contribute to Portsmouth City Council's housing aims? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The aim of this research project is to establish whether the preservation, reuse and conservation of historic buildings in Portsea can contribute to Portsmouth City Council’s housing aims.

    Multiple research methods were deployed to achieve the aim of this dissertation. Secondary data, such as that of parliamentary materials, published works and case studies allowed for identification of opportunities and constraints. This enabled the establishment of an initial assumption that the conversion of historic buildings to create housing is an appropriate form of contributing to housing needs.

    Subsequent collection of primary data provided information relating to the conversion of historic buildings in Portsea. Interviews with historic building specialists and council employees revealed that although converting historic buildings to create housing was a viable prospect it would not be appropriate for the Portsea area. This view was shared by residents of Portsea and the surrounding area responding to a questionnaire.

    Overall the data gained from this demographic illustrated that whilst heritage retention was important, the cost and location of such a property would not be attractive. Furthermore the lack of historic buildings available for conversion within Portsea limits its potential of contribution to the housing aims of Portsmouth City Council.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 16:40
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:48
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/5378

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