New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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Moseley Road Baths Update

Posted April 12th, 2016 by BCT moderator with 4 Comments

Moseley Road Baths Action Group, of which Birmingham Conservation Trust is a member, is another step closer to securing a future for the historic Birmingham baths. Last month, BCT director Simon Buteux chaired the interview panel which appointed the partnership of the National ...

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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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Chris Upton: A West Midlands’ Treasure

Posted October 5th, 2015 by Sarah Hayes with 8 Comments

Our first Literary Bus meeting was at Blakesley Hall in 2010. This picture became synonymous with the project, with Gollum peering behind Chris in Blakesley’s beautiful gardens. © Anne-Marie Hayes I first met Chris 10 years ago while working at Museum of the ...

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Tolkien-Themed Walk – 1st March 2015

Posted February 19th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

View of Sarehole Mill from the Millpond. ©Birmingham Museums The event below promises to be popular and a great way to take in some of Brum’s finest architecture and historic sites. Gino Bellavia tells us a little bit more about the upcoming event ...

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What are you up to at the weekend?

Posted February 6th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

It’s Friday!! Have you picked up one of these Birmingham Heritage Forum leaflets? I’ve just looked through it and it is a wonderful reminder about what amazing history and historic places we have in Brum! Why not try and visit somewhere new over the weekend ...

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The Friday Photo: Blakesley Hall

Posted September 5th, 2014 by Sarah Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday Photo and my first ever Friday Photo, is of a building that’s very close to my heart; Blakesley Hall, one of the city’s last surviving timber-framed buildings. After working at Blakesley for nearly eight years, since the age of 20, I certainly ...

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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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