New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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Friday Photo: Pype Hayes Hall

Posted April 10th, 2015 by Julie Webb with 4 Comments

Today’s Friday photo is Pype Hayes Hall, which is a grade II listed mansion house in Pype Hayes park in Erdington. I recently had a  family day out to this beautiful park and came across this building which led me to do ...

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Heritage At Risk Survey

Posted April 1st, 2015 by Julie Webb with 5 Comments

Myself and fellow Birmingham Conservation Trust (BCT) volunteer Katie Hughes are currently taking part in the Heritage at Risk Survey of the Jewellery Quarter and this is a blog about our experiences so far as volunteers for the project. About Heritage at Risk ...

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The Library of Birmingham – Guest Blog by Joe Plommer

Posted December 16th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

Thank you to Joe for sending us this thought-provoking blog on a very topical issue for us here in Birmingham at the moment. About Joe Plommer I’m a London-based photojournalist who visited Birmingham a year ago to photograph the new library and its predecessor. ...

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University House

Posted October 12th, 2014 by Darren Stevenson with 1 Comment

This post was originally going to be about the work I have been doing at Birmingham University. Although it still is, its meaning has merged into learning more about this City and what it means to me, and how we all relate ...

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A new future for Moseley School of Art – open day events

Posted September 27th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

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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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Great Barr Hall

Posted July 24th, 2014 by Julie Webb with 5 Comments

Great Barr Hall is a grade II listed gothic revival mansion lying in 170 acres of historic parkland on the greenbelt between Birmingham, Sandwell and Walsall.  I grew up in the area and as a local resident I have always been interested ...

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