Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 8052 21 Conservation of Buildings and Structures Iconic and historic buildings and structures play a prominent role in interpreting a site – technically defined as those over 30 years old, but more recent iconic buildings and structures should also be considered in this section. They require careful maintenance to maintain their integrity. This category seeks evidence that managers appreciate every building and structure within their site, understand what each adds to the character of the site and manage and preserve them appropriately. The management plan should: + identify the individual historic or iconic buildings and structures on site (making reference to any specific conservation designations) + understand the significance of each + make reference to an appropriate maintenance schedule + show a sensitive approach to management and change Judges, during their visit, will look for evidence that high quality and appropriate maintenance is being carried out on the buildings and structures, and might ask questions to ascertain that their heritage value is understood. They will also be interested in the processes undertaken to come to a decision on any future building plans. This section is concerned with the sensitive management and preservation of noteworthy structures, rather than regular ongoing maintenance of the more inconspicuous buildings and infrastructure covered in 12 Building and Infrastructure Maintenance. + The entirety of the estate is important and managers should recognise the whole setting even if it isn’t within their remit. For cemeteries, canals, areas of social housing and large campuses for example, the buildings and structures physically dominate the site and they should be part of the management plan, even if only to ensure ongoing consultation with the relevant stakeholders + Key developmental stages in the history of the place can be represented through enhancing structures and buildings from different eras + Buildings should be in use where possible, ideally by groups involved in the life of the site + Friends’ groups could be encouraged to take over or look after some of the heritage features and improve or extend their use + Buildings or structures identified as in need of maintenance or restoration should have a vision and a plan to maintain them. The site should be safely contained, kept unblighted, and signage erected to let the public know what is happening