New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Industrial Heritage at Risk

Posted April 15th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

English Heritage has launched a project to find out how much of the country’s industrial heritage is at risk of neglect, decay or even demolition, and to raise the debate about what needs saving and how. In October this year it will be revealed how much of the listed or scheduled industrial heritage is at risk and what the threats are, and propose possible ways forward.

English Heritage is inviting members of the public to visit their website for more information and to post photographs and comment on favourite industrial buildings on a Flickr group.

Types of industrial heritage include: textile mills, coal mines, quarries, metal industries, glassworks, potteries, chemical production sites, food and drink factories, gas works, sites which produced electricity and water, sewage works, roads, bridges, canals, railways, ports, docks and harbours. 

Birmingham has had a long industrial presence; the city has had a strong manufacturing reputation from specialising in guns, jewellery and metal making industries, as well as having a large network of waterways and railways which emerged from the nineteenth century. Now is the time to upload photos of your favourite industrial buildings of Birmingham!

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