Historic Built Environment Knowledge Exchange

Developing a national knowledge exchange framework and research agenda for the built historic environment in England.

This collaborative, multi-disciplinary project was based within the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, at the University of Liverpool. It was commissioned in 2017 by Historic England, funded through Heritage Protection Commissions.

Key project aims:

  • Enhance decision-making processes through wider access to current knowledge
  • Set an agenda for further knowledge enhancement to enable more effective management and decision-making
  • Establish a sustainable and collaborative network to maintain the framework into the future

The project involved a review of current literature and wide-ranging consultation with the sector, including two surveys, seven roundtable discussion groups and a seminar day.

The main outputs of the project are:

  • Recommendations Report
  • Classified bibliography

The Recommendations are intended to enable the creation of an initial research framework and to inform further discussion between Historic England and proposed partners to establish a sustainable network to develop the resource and maintain it into the future.