1998 The Townscape Heritage Initiative

THI (Townscape Heritage Initiative) was set up by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It selected a number of towns across the UK where it would provide funding for the regeneration of areas which had heritage merit and also had a social and economic need for public investment. The broad aim was to bring historic buildings back into use in such a way as to help the local economy. Pembroke Dock was one of the selected areas and will receive more than £12m for a number of improvement schemes including the renovation of the Garrison (Dockyard) Chapel and the renovation of parts of the Market building as business units. Nobody could have had expectations that the town would return to the economic highs of the days when the Dockyard was in full swing, but there were obviously hopes of bringing in new businesses and more tourists.