English Heritage's Asset Management Plan, which can be downloaded from the right-hand side of this page, sets out our policy for maintaining the National Collection of Historic Properties in our care.
It provides a framework for action to ensure that the important and unique collection of properties for which we are responsible is conserved and supported with the appropriate professional skills.
It helps to define how English Heritage:
- Makes its investment decisions
- Protects, maintains and improves its assets
- Ensures cost-effectiveness in its property related services
- Promotes innovation and development in managing its assets
- Listens and responds to asset managers and visitors
The plan has a four-year time span, but will be updated annually to provide a ‘rolling plan’.
Format and Content of the Plan
The document is arranged in four sections, with appendices containing supporting material.
- Section one outlines the purpose of the Plan and its intended audience.
- Section two explains the role of English Heritage, our asset implications and the broad principles that shape the way we manage our estate.
- Section three identifies and defines the key issues facing English Heritage in managing our estate and sets out the broad strategic direction looking forward in response to these issues.
- Section four provides an action plan, which includes a framework for allocating our scarce financial resources to secure best value in protecting the heritage assets for which English Heritage is appointed guardian.