For some time we have been considering a tiny, semi-derelict but lovely building in Yardley Cemetery as a future project. Currently owned by the Birmingham’s Bereavement Services, and no longer suitable for current purposes, this fantastic building is in poor condition and at risk.
Set well back from the road and surrounded by beautiful mature trees, it could make a great residential conversion but an architectural appraisal and costing exercise has showed that the project comes with a conservation deficit, as capital costs for repair appear to be higher than the end value of the property.
Earlier this month Trustees visitedYardleyCemeteryto decide whether it is a project that BCT wanted to take on. Trustees agreed that it is an exciting project and high priority for BCT – if we can secure the building at a reasonable cost!
Watch this space and if anyone might be interested in owning a lovely piece Yardley history get in touch!