New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Blakesley Hall, poet laureate, city culture bid and photos on fickr.

Posted April 25th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

This is a video of Birmingham’s poet laureate visiting tea takers at Blakesley Hall – the 16th century home of Birmingham merchant Richard Smalbroke.  Their family legacy lives on in this Tudor half-timber wattle and daub farmhouse and in the concrete glory ...

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Birmingham: Public Sculpture Trails by George Noszlopy and Fiona Waterhouse

Posted April 20th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Public Sculpture Trails Birmingham’s historical features that contribute to the city’s quality and character are most obvious in its built heritage.  However, aspects of Birmingham’s heritage are represented through the associations with historical people and events, literature and with art. Birmingham is rich ...

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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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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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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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In case of Emergency…. The end of the Coffin Works Project

Posted September 12th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 7 Comments

This week we are confirming that Advantage West Midlands has withdrawn funding from the project to transform the Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Factory in Fleet Street.  It means that this Grade II* building on the at risk register is likely to remain ...

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Some of our fabulous volunteers – Rosie and Jennifer

Posted May 21st, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Like lots of other organisations, the Birmingham Conservation Trust wouldn’t exist or be able to function  without the time, enthusiasm and energy of our fabulous volunteers. So we thought we’d share a little bit  about who some of them are and what ...

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Conservation Areas at Risk – an English Heritage Survey

Posted April 17th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Do you live in a conservation which you think is at risk?  Have you had experience of regulations protecting conservation areas being eroded? English Heritage is approaching every local authority in the country for a first national survey of Conservation Areas as a ...

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