New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

England’s places of worship are at risk

Posted July 4th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Church in Cheshire, courtesy of the English Heritage website Two recent articles on the Guardian website highlighted a survey of our churches and other places of worship by English Heritage. The survey uncovered an urgent repairs backlog of an estimated £900m, with the current condition of ...

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West Bromwich’s Manor House open for Bank Holiday

Posted April 30th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 6 Comments

Manor House, West Bromwich. Image courtesy of Sandwell Council website The Manor House, a medieval building in West Bromwich, has been closed to the public for years and is only open for designated events and open days – including this Sunday and Monday ...

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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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Exciting news from Bells Farm, Druids Heath, Birmingham

Posted March 25th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 99 Comments

Bells Farm in 1969 - photo by Phyllis Nicklin from the Birmingham University Archive Dave Thomas, one of our volunteers has sent us this update which I thought we would share with you: I’m really interested in old buildings and the work that Birmingham ...

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Conservation: heritage v environment

Posted December 16th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

St Mary's Church Moseley from Ell R Brown on flickr (click on the picture for the original) Two types of conservationists are powering up for a confrontation over a church roof in Moseley in Birmingham.   The very successful SusMo (Sustainable Moseley) is looking ...

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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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Birmingham Town Hall

Posted April 6th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

The £35m re-working of the town hall is attracted some attention, especially from photographers using the internet website flickr to display their pics. The shot above is from focalplane, who says: (more…)

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£9.35bn for the Olympics – how much for the Heritage Lottery Fund?

Posted March 15th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

So tell us, what effects will the doubling (or trebling if you include the new £2.7bn contingency fund) of the cost of the Olympics have on the ability of building preservation trusts and other community groups to keep on finding innovative new ...

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Simplified listing announced in Heritage White Paper.

Posted March 9th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

This week the government has proposed to reform and simplify the way heritage sites are listed and protected to create “a unified…system, with more opportunities for public involvement” which will “put the historic environment at the heart of the planning system”. The Heritage ...

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Heritage and Cities – a Lower Eastside Dialogue.

Posted March 7th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Lower Eastside Dialogues The third Lower Eastside dialogue of 2007 will include a contribution from Ramona Usher – the project development officer here at the Birmingham Conservation Trust. It’s a chance to explore the link between heritage and regeneration in our cities, especially from ...

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