Privately owned buildings

The HSHAZ focuses on a key stretch of the High Street falling within the Dunstable Conservation Area. It includes an area fronting High Street South and adjoining Middle Row and Ashton Square and on the opposite side of the road it extends to the rear of Priory House and includes Priory Gardens.

The building works and refurbishment will involve undertaking physical works to privately owned properties in the HSHAZ area. It has not been determined which properties this will include and this is partly dependent on which private property owners or long-term tenants choose to work with the HSHAZ. Works will include repair, reinstating lost features and supporting the conversion of historic buildings for new uses.

Please click on the two buttons/ links below for more information from Historic England regarding  Guidance for Property Owners/tenants and the online grant application form.

Latest update November 2021:

The following private properties have accepted grants awarded for initial feasibility studies comprising Preliminary Condition Surveys to inform applications for physical works.

20-22 High Street South

24 High Street South

26 High Street South

12-14 High Street South

Conception Architects completed Preliminary Condition Surveys for all of the above properties. These initial studies were completed by September 2021 and at present none of these properties are working further with the HSHAZ at this time.

The following private properties have accepted grants awarded for initial survey work:

4 High Street South

 Conception Architects are leading the work on the privately owned properties. A number of other specialists are involved including:

M3 Associates Limited, Conisbee Consulting Strucutral and Civil Engineers, Bhangals Construction Consultants and HB Archaeology and Conservation Limited

Guidance for Private Property Owners
HighStreet Heritage Action Zone – Grant Application
High Street South