New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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Sneaky Peak at Stirchley Baths

Posted July 11th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

Following on from last weeks the Friday Photo of a gauge inside Stirchley Baths here are a few more photographs providing a sneak peak at this first stage of the renovations to turn the old baths into a community hub. Read about Birmingham ...

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The Friday Photo: Old Gauge in Stirchley Baths

Posted July 4th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

Yesterday Karen Cheney from Birmingham City Council gave a number of stakeholders the chance to have an an early tour of Stirchley Baths which is in the first stage of the regeneration work to turn it into a community hub. The Project ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted February 1st, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This week’s Friday photo was taken last Saturday before the snow melted away in Ward End Park. Hard to imagine that it is right by the busy  Washwood Heath Rd. The park is owned by Birmingham City Council and opened as Ward ...

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Friday Photo

Posted December 14th, 2012 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

Something a little different this week for the heritage Friday photo. We are onto signs. I came across this old sign in the summer in Maypole on the council estate above some garages. I think I love that it says “by order ...

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Birmingham Conservation Trust assist in the bid for £5m to restore Moseley Road Baths

Posted June 12th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 3 Comments

The spectacular Moseley Road Baths, in Balsall Heath, is a building of national importance. It is the oldest of only three Grade II* Listed swimming pools currently operating in Britain (there are only seven national examples!). Built in 1907 it contains rare and unique ...

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The Golden Square

Posted June 22nd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Golden Square fly-through from Andy Hartwell on Vimeo. ‘The Golden Square’ is one of the first projects in the Big City Plan which aims to transform the city centre in the coming years. The new public square will be located in the Jewellery ...

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Birmingham’s heritage should be at the centre of 2013 City of Culture bid

Posted March 25th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Click above to find out more about Birmingham's bid for City of Culture In an extract from an article in today’s Birmingham Post, Chris Hargreaves, Birmingham City Council’s head of conservation (who after almost 40 years in city planning, is retiring this month) says ...

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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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