New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Curzon Street Station could become a station again!

Posted March 11th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

Curzon Street Station by Pete Ashton on flickr (click picture for the original) When it was built Curzon Street Station in Birmingham was one end of a cutting edge railway line.  If the government’s plan to build a high speed railway line from ...

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Curzon Street Station 1953

Posted February 20th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Phyllis Nicklin's 1953 image of Curzon Street Station Thanks to Dave Harte I’ve just come across a series if images taken by Phyllis Nicklin but also available online. All from the archive of Birmingham University.

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Our next new project: Bells Farm in Druids Heath.

Posted January 28th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The Conservation Trust has been granted £14,000 of funding from English Heritage to carry out an architect’s appraisal at the 17th-century Bells Farm. It’s great news for the farmhouse, which is a Grade II*-listed and in urgent need of restoration ...

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Do you have ideas for the best charitable use of Highbury Hall and the trust land?

Posted January 24th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Highbury Hall in Birmingham by ringsofsaturnrock on flickr (click on picture for original) The Friends of Highbury Park in Moseley/Kings Heath have highlighted (in their January newsletter), that Highbury Trust is looking for proposal for new charitable uses for the land and buildings ...

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Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery epetition

Posted December 10th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Brandwood End Cemetery has twin Grade II-listed Mortuary chapels which are in need of restoration and improvements. Brandwood End Mortuary Chapels The chapels make the centrepiece of the cemetery and are designed by Birmingham-architect J. Brewin Holmes in the Gothic style of terracotta and ...

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Photos of Birmingham Central Library

Posted December 6th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

As you may know the 1974 Central Library in Birmingham won’t be listed, which means it is very likely to be demolished. Pete Ashton has created a flickr group to collect photographs of the library before it goes. Whatever your opinion of the ...

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Historic buildings give us a stronger sense of place.

Posted November 30th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The West Midlands Regional Observatory reports: Research launched by English Heritage has found a significant link between an adult’s ‘sense of place’ and the concentration of historic environment assets within their area. Sense of Place and Social Capital and the Historic Built Environment (pdf, ...

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Birmingham Central Library “granted immunity from listing”

Posted November 23rd, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 6 Comments

Central Library in Birmingham by Rory Munro - click for original. The government has announced that the John Madin designed Birmingham Central Library will not be listed – which means that the building can now be demolished as part of Birmingham’s Big City ...

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Government to announce decision on Listing for Birmingham Central Library

Posted November 22nd, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Birmingham Central Library. Photo: Matthew Black Tomorrow we are all expecting to find out the fate of Birmingham’s famous  Central  library.  Will it be listed, and so protected from demolition, or not?  Culture minister Margaret Hodge has the final say and  it is ...

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Art Deco Buildings in Birmingham

Posted November 14th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 14 Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust joined twitter a few weeks ago.  We’ve been able to have some very enjoyable conversations with people use the service.  This morning Najm Clayton (who’s is doing a photostudy of Art Deco in Birmingham) asked us this question: Najm's question ...

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