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Grand Bequest digital platform – Less demolitions, more grand opening parties!

In Edinburgh alone, I walk by a vacant building in the core of the capital city every day – once you put the view on to find a vacant building, they’re everywhere! We’re not anti-new-build – we’re pro old buildings!

Grand Bequest Founder, Dr. Katherine Gunderson


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The Grand Bequest digital platform aims to restore historical real estate with data and technology: helping the public and councils overcome the financial and operational obstacles when trying to tackle such a task. Their mobile app currently allows users to upload images and information around buildings that they’d like to see saved. It also provides detailed listing for thousands of structures currently listed on the Buildings at Risk Register.

Undeterred by bumps in the road brought about by Covid, Dr. Gunderson contacted our TORCH team seeking impartial advice on the project’s next steps. She wanted someone they could trust to validate, challenge, and enhance Grand Bequest’s thinking, whilst also making introductions to the wider Tech community in Scotland.

Read the Grand Bequest Case Study to find out more about the work and recommendations our TORCH experts delivered.

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