Planning, design and management strategies

for cultural and natural heritage assets, programmes and projects.

Gjirokastra, Albania - World Heritage Site

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UPDATE - July 2022

Gjirokastra Historic Houses Network

P+P is currently working with Cultural Heritage without Borders (Albania) in producing a sustainable strategy for the development of a network of Ottoman-era defensive houses in Gjirokastra in southern Albania as part of the city's wider tourism offer. This is a continuation of P+P's original work in assisting the city to achieve World Heritage Site status.

Hereford Museum and Library

P+P was appointed in August 2021 by Herefordshire Council to report on the revenue generating potential of a redeveloped Hereford Museum and Library with a view to their economic sustainability in the long term. The Library which is currently co-located with the Museum in Broad Street will be relocated elsewhere in Hereford city centre, enabling the Museum to expand and be significantly upgraded.

This follows our work, in 2018, on the future resilience of the Herefordshire Museum Service. This work involved the development of a vision and delivery model for an incremental low-risk, high-reward business plan aiming to ensure the long-term sustainability of the service by maximising access to the collections, considering future governance arrangements and developing across-the-board and long-lasting partnerships; all to support the work of the staff and to maximise the return from the Council's earlier investments.

Butrint National Park World Heritage Site

With the endorsement of UNESCO, the Butrint Integrated Management Plan, prepared by P+P, was formally approved by the Albanian Government in July 2020, as the first of its kind to be undertaken within the framework of the country's new law on cultural heritage and museums. The Plan proposes a new approach to heritage sites in the region in resolving issues relating to years of neglect and inadequate financial support and promotes site conservation and sustainable tourism management leading to increased local capacity building and community well-being.
Since October 2018, P+P has been working with the Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, to prepare the Butrint Integrated Management Plan. P+P is leading a team of experts in the fields of Graeco-Roman archaeology, natural history and biodiversity, tourism and infrastructure, cultural heritage management, business and operational planning, museology and interpretation.
First Western
P+P has been retained by First Western Limited (Ireland) on a term contract to August 2022 as consultants assessing development work primarily in the fields of business planning, destination planning and visitor experience planning, as well as project design and interpretive delivery, for Failte Ireland and other clients in the Republic.
Lancaster City Council Funding Consultants Framework
P+P has recently been appointed to Lancaster City Council's Funding Consultants Framework for the period 2019-2023. The Council will use this framework to call on services as and when funds are needed to support cultural and other developments within the City and its District.
Sustainable destination management in OIC countries
New York based consultancy DinarStandard has appointed P+P as academic consultants for the preparation of a sustainable destination management report on behalf of the Organisation for Islamic Co-operation (OIC). Founded in 1969, OIC consists of 57 member states with a collective population of over 1.5 billion. P+P's work will include developing a research plan, supervising research and analysis by DinarStandard's team, writing policy recommendations and ensuring the study is academically sound.

Sharjah Strategic Plan

P+P is working with Arup on the preparation of the Sharjah Strategic Plan - a comprehensive strategy for urban development and infrastructure projects in the Emirate. P+P has specific responsibility for Culture, Tourism and Identity. The project is being overseen and implemented by Sharjah Urban Planning Council.

Lancaster District Cultural Master Plan 

P+P continues to advise Lancaster City Council on the future of its museums service as a component of the City’s Cultural Master Plan. This involves advising on issues such as the museum collections, land holdings, archaeological resources and historic buildings as well as their governance, management and funding, all of which are aimed at producing sustainable ways forward for the City, its heritage and, above all, its people.