New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Could you be our new Chair?

Posted May 9th, 2016 by Vicki Cox 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 Vicki Cox 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 Vicki Cox 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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A few words about Suze Carter

Posted December 12th, 2015 by jenniwaugh with 1 Comment

Suze, unmistakeably present, second from right, along with Bob Beauchamp, former chair of BCT, Elizabeth Perkins, former Director of BCT, Simon Buteux, Director of BCT and Cllr Peter Douglas-Osborne Since I was asked to write this blog, I have been searching my memory ...

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INVITATION TO TENDER CONSULTATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF 5-YEAR STRATEGY

Posted November 15th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested. INTRODUCTION For more than 90 years, Birmingham Civic Society has championed civic pride and worked to make Birmingham a better place for its citizens, visitors and workforce. Its work involves many activities some of which ...

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Two key posts in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter

Posted October 12th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

HERITAGE/CONSERVATION: TWO KEY POSTS IN MANAGING BIRMINGHAM JEWELLERY QUARTER’S TOWNSCAPE HERITAGE PROJECT Subject to Heritage Lottery funding, the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust is seeking to appoint to two posts, based in the JQ, to lead implementation of the second stage of its exciting Townscape Heritage ...

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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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Highbury Heritage Trust: An invitation to become the Chair or a trustee and shape the future of an iconic historic house and garden – Highbury

Posted September 12th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with 2 Comments

In 1932 Highbury Estate – Highbury hall and its gardens, the Birmingham home of Joseph Chamberlain – was given in trust to the City of Birmingham. Since then it has been operated by Birmingham City Council as sole trustee. It has been ...

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It’s back! Re-Imagine: An ideas competition for creative re-use of Birmingham’s buildings at risk

Posted June 18th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Following the success of last year’s inaugural competition, Birmingham Civic Society and partner organisations are pleased to announce the launch of ‘Re-imagine’: a quest for creative ideas for the reuse of some of Birmingham’s most important and challenging buildings Why? Birmingham Civic Society is ...

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Job Vacancy at the Association of Building Preservation Trusts – to be based at the Coffin Works

Posted May 22nd, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We are advertising this on behalf of the national Association of Building Preservation Trusts, of which we are a member. Membership Officer Vacancy Following confirmation of our HLF transition funding to relaunch APT we are seeking a Membership Officer to be based at our ...

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