Fort Burgoyne: Stabilisation and Regeneration

Fort Burgoyne, Members' Skillshare

SPAB members' skillshare

20/07/2021 - 20/07/2021
Introductory, General Interest, Members only
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom

Free (SPAB members only)

Event details

Tuesday 20 July, 14.30-15.30

Fort Burgoyne was built in the 1860s to defend Dover Castle and the South Coast. In use by the military until 2006, it was acquired by the Land Trust in 2014.

Since then, the Trust has been working to stabilise the fort and is planning to transform it into a financially sustainable, vibrant place for learning, events, business, the arts and local and visitor communities.

This skillshare will detail the principles behind the current stabilisation work, the Vision the Land Trust has for the Fort, and the activity which is taking place to start to realise that Vision.

About the speaker: Chris Valdus, Fort Burgoyne Heritage Project Manager

Chris is an experienced programme and project manager with over 20 years of work in local government and charity sectors managing countryside, parks and historic building visitor attractions.

The stabilisation and regeneration of Fort Burgoyne in Dover continues to provide opportunities to utilise his skills in partnership working, volunteer and event management, procurement and fundraising alongside building and habitat management.


About the skill-share: Run by members for members, these short and informal online sessions are a great way to learn from the expertise and experience of your fellow historic building enthusiasts. We are really grateful to everyone who has volunteered to lead a session so far. If you are interested in leading a session please get in touch with our membership team: membership[at]

These sessions are only available to SPAB members, so you will need to log in to the website in order to register. Please get in touch if you don't have a log in set up yet.

IT requirements: Please note that this is an online session and will be held via Zoom. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session 24 hours before the event. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio.

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

Image credit: The Land Trust

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