New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo- The Red Palace

Posted February 4th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This striking red-terracotta building is hard to miss and is certainly a Birmingham favourite among locals. The Grade II listed building stands proudly on Constitution Hill, and was designed in 1895. It was the former H.B. Sales Factory, a die-sinker firm, a ...

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Book your Prefabulous prefabs tour now!

Posted July 21st, 2016 by BCT moderator with 2 Comments

Followers of the Trust’s activities will know that we have recently been out to view the row of listed 1940’s prefabs on the Wake Green Road and we are now able to offer you that same opportunity. As part of Birmingham Heritage week, ...

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Birmingham Conservation Trust Needs You!

Posted June 29th, 2016 by BCT moderator with 3 Comments

Are you passionate about Birmingham’s heritage?  You could be just the person we need. We are looking for four new trustees to join our board and lead the trust into the next 3-6 years of its strategic programme. Amongst the trustee roles we ...

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Prefabulous!

Posted June 6th, 2016 by BCT moderator with 2 Comments

Wake Green Road in Moseley will always be a little bit forever 1945. There, backing on to the Shire Country Park, can be found a time capsule row of 1940’s prefabricated houses.  Externally time pauses at the south end of the road ...

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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- Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Posted October 9th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week, I chose the brilliant Museum of the Jewellery Quarter located on Vyse Street. This is a great little museum nestled away in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. The building is in fact Grade II listed, with Richard Howard-Vyse, constructing Vyse Street in ...

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Saving Spaghetti

Posted August 24th, 2014 by Matthew Vaughan with 7 Comments

Birmingham’s Motor Age: courtesy of English Heritage The inner ring road and the infrastructure of the Manzoni era (1930’s to 1960’s) is today widely held as the biggest error in post war planning in Birmingham, itself often held up as an example of ...

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Alpha Tower- A sculptural landmark.

Posted August 21st, 2014 by Katie Hughes with No Comments

There was good news this month when it was announced that the 28 storey Alpha Tower building at the bottom end of Broad Street/Suffolk Street has been given grade II listed status by English Heritage. This sculptural modernist tower which was built in ...

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Beautiful Birmingham Terracotta

Posted June 23rd, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 2 Comments

Discovering Birmingham’s extensive collection of beautiful terracotta buildings. Red, bold, ornate and beautiful…these are some of the words which spring to my mind when I see the striking Victoria Law Courts on Corporation Street built in 1891. For me, it is the material which provides the ...

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