New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Raw Beauty Conference

Posted June 30th, 2014 by Matthew Vaughan with 2 Comments

The most common rationale for the preservation of buildings of the recent past was voiced by Joe Holyoak in his opening remarks for this conference on Brutalist architecture in Birmingham on the 28th of June. He described these buildings as at present ...

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Explore Curzon Street Station & Discover the Hidden Spaces of Birmingham

Posted June 26th, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Looking across an area of dilapidated land, Curzon Street Station stands as a silent testament to Birmingham’s past. Little remains of the original building beyond the facade we see today. The area was once home to a goods stations and passenger site ...

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Historic Curzon Street Station to Host Hidden Spaces Exhibition

Posted June 4th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Something very exciting to share with you … here is the press release! Associated Architects is offering the public a unique opportunity to visit the Grade I listed Curzon Street Station this month, as it opens its doors to play host to an ...

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Walking the Lozells and Handsworth Heritage Trail

Posted May 24th, 2014 by Joe Turner with 3 Comments

On Saturday, along with a group of other BCT supporters and volunteers, I walked the Lozells and East Handsworth Heritage Trail. Organised by Legacy West Midlands with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the City Council, it aims to raise awareness ...

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The JQ’s ‘Industrial Middle’ needs a conservation heritage consultant to prepare HLF bid

Posted May 19th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

For all of you working in this field… Expression of Interest enquiry by the JQDT Heritage Consultants The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust, with its partners Birmingham City Council and English Heritage, has recently been successful in being awarded a First-round pass by the Heritage Lottery ...

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Heritage & Philanthropy: turning public passion into pounds

Posted May 13th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

This looks an interesting debate – the fourth in a series organised by the Heritage Alliance and it will be in Birmingham. Tuesday 24 June 2014 Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham B1 2NP Heritage & Philanthropy: turning public passion into pounds Chairman: Loyd Grossman OBE FSA, Chairman of ...

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Black Country Echoes – Walsall Reminiscence Day

Posted May 6th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Black Country Echoes – Walsall Reminiscence Day, Walsall Leather Museum, Littleton Street West, WS2 8EQ. 1.30pm, Tuesday 13 May 2014.   Black Country Echoes in partnership with Walsall Leather Museum cordially invites you to attend a History Day of reminiscence, roundtable discussions and presentations.    Companies featured on the day will ...

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Introducing a new member of the Coffin Works team

Posted April 23rd, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

We are delighted that our Volunteer and Operations Manager for the Coffin Works, Marie Dufaud, has started with us at BCT. Marie will be leading on the set up of the Coffin Works; getting us ready for renting out units to tenants as well ...

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Birmingham Architecture Festival – dates for your diary!

Posted April 11th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Good news! The independent Birmingham Architecture Festival returns this spring, after a successful inaugural year. It will take place between Friday 23rd and Monday 26th  May 2014. We are running a tour of part of it, but there is a real range of things for you ...

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Britain’s Victorian Pub Heritage

Posted March 18th, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Last week I attended an event hosted by the Victorian Society (Birmingham & West Midlands): an illustrated talk by Geoff Brandwood on Britain’s Victorian Pub Heritage: The Inside Story. It is without saying the British pub is going through hard times, during 2012 ...

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