Overview of Development and Delivery Phases (Fabric Repairs, Initial Archaeology, Engagement)

The project follows the two-phase project management approach recommended by the HLF. The conservation work will have two phases:

Development: Those activities and tasks required to determine the detailed scope, scale, timing and cost of works. This phase will establish what detailed work should be undertaken, obtain approval for such work (including SMC), and obtain quotations for such work within the terms of the procurement process.

Delivery: Those activities and tasks which will repair, conserve and restore the fabric of the site. In particular, this will involve on-site in archaeological surveys and fabric repairs.

A draft timetable has been prepared taken into account the range of dependencies between tasks. The key trigger for the project is securing HLF funding, which will enable a series of Development activities to take place: including preparing schedules of work, identifying and obtaining quotations from suppliers, undertaking surveys and ivy clearing, and the archaeological desk-based assessment. This phase is expected to last one year.

Once the Development work has been completed, and subsequent HLF permission received, then the Conservation Project can move into the Delivery phase to undertake approved and appropriate initial archaeological and repair work. This phase is expected to last a year and a half. Key tasks in the Delivery phase are repairs to the historic fabric, on-site archaeological surveys and community engagement. The repair work will be overseen by a conservation architect. All activities will be overseen by the project manager.