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Historic England’s FAVOURITE Angel Award; help us bring it back for Brum!

Posted July 16th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

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Birmingham Conservation Trust have been invited to London on the 7th September to Historic England’s Angel Awards. We are hoping to bring back to Birmingham the national prize for the Best Rescue of an Industrial Building Award for 2015 for Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works.

15 years of hard work, fundraising and a £2m refurbishment paid off when we re-opened the factory in October 2014. The semi-derelict grade II* listed industrial building now has a very bright and sustainable future as both a highly-rated ‘time-capsule’ museum, an events venue, and eight commercial units, which are all fully let!

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From this…

food feastival

to this!












vacumm coating shop before and after

From this…                                                                               to this!


BCT, along with our wonderful team of volunteers, have given the factory a new lease of life and preserved a unique and special slice of Birmingham’s history for the city. Just check out our TripAdvisor Reviews to see how special the museum is!

Please show your support and help us bring back the public’s Favourite Award for Brum!

To vote for us please follow this link:

The 2015 Historic England followers’ & Telegraph readers’ Favourite Award will be presented to the project that receives the most votes. 

Just for information…

When you follow the ‘vote’ link you are taken to a SurveyMonkey page where you are asked to provide your name, email and telephone number and are asked whether you are ‘a) A Historic England follower  b) A Telegraph reader (the Telegraph is one of the award sponsors)  c) Both’.  Being a ‘follower’ of Historic England means anybody with an interest in their work – i.e. anybody can vote.  You can opt out of being contacted by Historic England simply by not ticking the relevant boxes about this. Although, why not follow them on Twitter @HistoricEngland or on or subscribe to their newsletter and find out more about the great work that they do.

Please spread the word…


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