Project Reports

Elvaston Castle Country Park

We are working with Derbyshire County Council and the National Trust to create a new trust that will be able to take on the management of this historic listed castle and country park.

Elvaston Castle Country Park in Derbyshire encompasses over 300 acres of open parkland and woodland as well as a Grade 2 listed castle and Grade 2* listed formal gardens. It is owned and managed by Derbyshire County Council. In 2014 a new Vision for Elvaston set out the Council’s intention to establish a new independent body to manage the estate.

Since early 2015 Shared Assets has worked with the Council and the National Trust to support them in developing a new management body for the Estate. This has included the recruitment of a Development Board, agreeing a timetable and process for transfer of the asset, and establishing a new charitable trust to take on the management of the site. We are continuing to work with them to recruit and induct new trustees and develop a business plan for the site.

 

“It has been great to have such a depth of expertise ‘on tap’ throughout the process. Shared Assets are flexible, readily accessible, and open to debate and challenge.” - Nick Sellwood, National Trust

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