New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

An update on Birmingham Conservation Trust: The Golden Lion

Posted March 11th, 2024 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 1 Comment

Birmingham Conservation Trust (BCT) is a building preservation trust, which means that it’s an organisation whose main aims include the preservation and regeneration of historic buildings. That’s exactly what it did with the Coffin Works back in 2024; it was brought it back ...

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Historic England reveals plans for derelict Grade-II Listed pub in Cannon Hill Park

Posted January 4th, 2024 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Historic England has offered a £32,008 project development grant to Birmingham Conservation Trust to begin the process of bringing one of Birmingham’s most neglected, but highly significant assets back into use. The Golden Lion Inn situated in Cannon Hill Park has been abandoned ...

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First steps to secure future of Birmingham’s post-WWII living treasures

Posted August 17th, 2017 by BCT moderator with No Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Twentieth Century Society and the Prefab Museum will carry out work to consider how best to preserve the Wake Green Road prefabs in the Birmingham suburb of Moseley, thanks to a £4,000 grant from Historic ...

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The Cadbury Barn: loved and lost

Posted August 7th, 2017 by BCT moderator with No Comments

The ‘Cadbury Barn’, in Manor Farm Park. The Cadbury Barn, Manor Park   Almost three years to the day since George and Elizabeth Cadbury’s former home in Manor Park was burnt down, the iconic building that has become known as the ‘Cadbury Barn’ was also ...

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Could you be our new Chair?

Posted May 9th, 2016 by BCT moderator with No Comments

An invitation to become Chair of Birmingham’s award-winning architectural preservation trust For nearly 40 years, Birmingham Conservation Trust has been a leading force in preserving Birmingham’s architectural heritage.  Past projects include rescuing the city’s last court of Back to Backs, and our most ...

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Moseley Road Baths Receive American Express Funding

Posted April 28th, 2016 by BCT moderator with No Comments

The continuing campaign to keep Moseley Road Baths open has received a cash boost.  A grant of $15,000 has been provided by American Express through the World Monuments Fund. The money will be used to promote the baths through various activities leading ...

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Friday Photo: Farewell Birmingham Central Library

Posted December 18th, 2015 by Julie Webb with 4 Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of the demolition of Birmingham Central Library.  Opened in 1974 the Library was designed by local architect John Madin in the brutalist style. Since it open it created a marmite effect, some loved it some hated it. The ...

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Friday Photo: New Street Station and Grand Central Roof

Posted September 24th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

This week’s Friday photo could be none other than the newly unveiled New Street Station and Grand Central Shopping Centre. I took this picture of the spectacular roof yesterday at the opening of Grand Central. The roof allows natural light to flood ...

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Friday Photo: Bejewelled Owl (The Big Hoot), St Paul’s Square

Posted July 24th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the Bejewelled Owl from this summer’s Big Hoot art trail, which stands in St Paul’s Churchyard in St Paul’s Square.  The Big Hoot has brought businesses, artists, schools and the local community together to create a public trail ...

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Friday Photo: Zombie Apocalypse Barwick Street

Posted June 12th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  This week’s Friday photo is a little different from the usual, as it shows a Birmingham street set up for the Hollywood Zombie Apocalypse Movie She Who Brings Gifts. As I strolled through Birmingham earlier this week I saw the hive of ...

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