Heritage leader Jess Steele to support Birnbeck Regeneration Trust
PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 November 2016
A nationally-renowned heritage buildings expert and community activist has been appointed as the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust's new heritage coach.
Jess Steele, who was awarded an OBE for services to community assets in the UK, was a founder trustee of the Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust.
The organisation campaigned to have Hastings Pier transferred into community ownership and raised £14million for its renovation.
Jess also set up Jericho Road Solutions in 2013, which has helped 25 community groups across the country take on challenging buildings. The organisation has set up various projects to ensure important buildings are community-owned.
A spokesman for the Trust said: “Jess will be providing coaching support to the Trust on the continuing journey of restoration, and we look forward to working with her.”