I create, fund and build re-development projects, often with a cultural focus through my company, Stephen Feber Ltd set up in 2002. Between 1980 and 2002, as either Director or Chief Executive, I ran, set up and developed a number of organisations; three museums, a five site museum service, a science centre and a children's museum. Past projects have included the first children's museum in the UK, Eureka!, the World of Glass in St Helens in the North West of England and the Stirling Prize winning Magna Science Adventure Centre in South Yorkshire, where I was the founding Director.
Current projects include a low carbon mixed use development, Heartlands, in Cornwall in the south west of the UK. This includes a park, new village centre, energy generation, children's centre, visitor centre, artists studios, live work units, new market squares and housing. I was directly involved in writing the application to the National Lottery and making presentations to raise the funding of £35 million.
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