New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Heritage Open Days 2010

Posted August 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Heritage Open Days (HODs) are an annual chance to celebrate the eclectic heritage of England. All around the country, properties that are usually closed to the public or charge admission open their doors to everyone – for free! Properties can range from factories to ...

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English Heritage – Festival of History 2010

Posted July 17th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Festival of History 2010 Prepare for the ultimate historical adventure as the Festival of History thunders back for 2010. Experience over 2000 years of history and watch as over 1,000 re-enactors march out of history and into the heart of England. Hear the ...

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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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New guidance published by English Heritage to protect local areas

Posted June 18th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

An English Heritage guidance document ‘Understanding Place: Historic Area Assessments – Principles and Practice was published this month which provides a method of understanding the heritage of an area. All places have a story and identity. Historic cities, towns and villages have ...

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Historic buildings give us a stronger sense of place.

Posted November 30th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The West Midlands Regional Observatory reports: Research launched by English Heritage has found a significant link between an adult’s ‘sense of place’ and the concentration of historic environment assets within their area. Sense of Place and Social Capital and the Historic Built Environment (pdf, ...

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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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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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