Please explore the features below to find out more about our more prominent campaigns which run alongside our casework and buildings at risk work.
Found 65 past campaigns, showing 1 - 65
UNESCO rebukes UK government over Liverpool World Heritage Site and issues final warning
UNESCO has issued its strongest warning to date that Liverpool risks losing its coveted ‘World Heritage’ status in 2018, unless the UK Government acts now to make major corrective changes to the way it manages the city’s historic waterfront.
Georgian school hall in Ryde, Isle of Wight on market after years of neglect
Vectis Hall, which has been on our buildings at risk register for 13 years, has just come on to the market. In need of complete restoration, this would make an exceptionally interesting project and could become a really individual residence in the centre of Ryde.
Marketed through Pittis Estate Agents, with a guide price of £175,000, best offers are invited by Tuesday 18th July 2017 by 12pm. There is an open day on Saturday 24th June.
BUILDING OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2017
Beautiful Victorian printworks with great reuse potential
In the centre of Mansfield stands the former Plumb and Richardson printworks. Its distinctive frontage, central location and previous permission for use as a bar and restaurant points to interesting future possibilities.
Up My Street - Buildings at Risk Catalogue 2017-18
SAVE Britain’s Heritage’s latest Buildings at Risk Catalogue will be published on 28th June 2017 and features over 100 decaying buildings from across the country in need of new owners or new uses.
Leading historians and architects back petition to save world famous bell foundry
Leading historians and architects have signed a petition to ‘Save the Whitechapel Bell Foundry’, submitted to the government in Downing Street on 19th April.
SAVE announces supporter offer to celebrate Wentworth Woodhouse purchase
To celebrate the purchase of Wentworth Woodhouse – one of England’s grandest and most important historic houses - SAVE Britain’s Heritage is launching a new supporter offer.
Grandest stately home saved for the Nation - Wentworth Woodhouse sale completes
After 70 years of uncertainty the future of one of England’s grandest country houses is now secure. This follows the £7m sale of Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire to the specially formed Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, initiated by SAVE.
Whitechapel Bell Foundry update: Building trust seeks urgent deal with owners to save buildings and business
In a letter published in The Times, a Trustee of the UK Heritage Building Preservation Trust makes an open request to the owners of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry to defer the current sale and auction, to enable an alternative model to be assembled which would save the foundry for the nation.
SAVE objects to brutal and insensitive plans for the Inner Temple Library
SAVE Britain’s Heritage has submitted major objections to proposals that would gut and drastically alter a historic library in the City of London.
Remains of fairytale gates seek happy ending
Rackheath Hall gate piers and gates formed the impressive entrance to Rackheath Park from the Wroxham Road near Norwich. All that now remains of the elaborate gateway are the linked gate piers standing either side of an estate road. The gates are missing as are a number of other components. However, in its day, this entrance was fit for a fairytale castle. The remnants still possess a striking beauty notwithstanding their dilapidation and are Grade II listed.
March's Buildings of the Month: cottages at Lea Mills, near Matlock
This month's buildings selected from our Buildings at Risk register to be "Buildings of the Month" are three picturesque but derelict cottages in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. The cottages have approval for repairs and conversion to residential use which we understand is due to expire later in the year.
SAVE's Buildings at Risk register lists around 1,400 buildings from all over the country. Access to the entries is available to Friends. For details of how to become a Friend, click here or go to our "Support Us" page.
Campaign update: Paddington Cube placed on ice by Secretary of State
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has issued an Article 31 holding direction on the Paddington Cube, preventing Westminster City Council from granting planning permission, whilst he considers whether the application should be called in for a public inquiry
SAVE campaign success: Competition launched to transform Perth City Hall into an arts centre
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has launched an international competition to transform Perth City Hall into a visual arts centre, hopefully securing the building’s future.
Hull's Cornmill Hotel set to reopen
In 2012, the Cornmill Hotel was a derelict building near the centre of Hull, a magnet for vandalism. It appeared in SAVE's 2012 Buildings at Risk catalogue, "Dare to Care" and Hull City Council's planning committee said its renovation should be a priority. Nearly five years on, the hotel is set to reopen after an extensive renovation programme.
Press release: SAVE tackles 31 and 21 storey towers proposed in Manchester’s civic heart
The proposal for two towers of 31 and 21 storeys is within a Conservation Area and next to the city’s historic Town Hall and Central Library buildings.
Press release: SAVE calls for increased Conservation Area protection ahead of heritage debate in Parliament this week
SAVE Britain’s Heritage is calling for new laws to strengthen and clarify protection of historic buildings, streets and places in Conservation Areas across Britain, ahead of a special debate in the House of Commons on 26th January.
Press release: SAVE launches petition against Paddington Cube and calls on Secretary of State to halt the highly controversial plans
SAVE Britain’s Heritage has written to Secretary of State Sajid Javid urging him to halt the highly controversial 'Paddington Cube' plans and to review the decision to grant permission via an independent public inquiry.
Inquiry cancelled as Tracey Emin withdraws controversial demolition application
SAVE welcomes Tracey Emin's withdrawal of controversial plans to demolish and replace a landmark building in Spitalfields which stands on a prominent corner of a conservation area.
Press release: SAVE Britain’s Heritage blasts “outrageously and gratuitously overscaled” Paddington Cube
SAVE has submitted strong objections against the proposed 54m Paddington Cube and called on Westminster’s planning committee to refuse the application for offices when it is decided on 6 December 2016.
Buildings at Risk Catalogue 2017-2018: call for new entries
Do you know of any buildings at risk? You may pass them every day and watch them standing empty and slowly crumbling. If so, please let us know. We are starting our annual search for new buildings at risk to appear in our 2017- 2018 buildings at risk catalogue, to be published next year.
Update: St Mary’s Grimsby is saved!
SAVE is delighted that St Mary’s Grimsby is to remain open following an announcement from the Bishop of Nottingham on 17 November.
Press release: Chancellor’s support will transform magnificent stately home into new Northern Powerhouse
The Chancellor’s offer of a start up grant of £7.6m for Wentworth Woodhouse opens the way for the most ambitious and exciting stately home rescue in decades.
Save St Mary’s! Grimsby’s historic Catholic church under threat
St Mary’s on the Sea, Grimsby’s only listed Catholic church, is under threat following an internal review recommending its closure.
SAVE condemns imminent demolition of historic Cambridge terrace in Conservation Area
SAVE Britain’s Heritage has condemned the imminent demolition of a Victorian terrace on the edge of Cambridge’s historic core as ‘wanton and unnecessary destruction’. Nos 32-38 Station Road, commonly known as Wilton Terrace, lie in a Conservation Area in the historic city, close to the city’s railway station.
Press release: Liverpool approves tower in World Heritage Site buffer zone, despite serious concern from UNESCO
Liverpool City Council has approved proposals for a 22-storey tower on Skelhorne Street in the buffer zone of the city’s World Heritage Site.
Press release: Associated British Ports bulldozes unique historic buildings on Grimsby Docks
Associated British Ports (ABP), the owners of a fine set of Victorian and Edwardian buildings on Grimsby Docks, has begun major demolition today, despite pleas from five national heritage organisations to save and re-use them.
Press release: SAVE condemns demolition of Grimsby's fishing heritage as owners ignore expert pleas to re-think plans
SAVE Britain’s Heritage has condemned plans by owners Associated British Ports to continue with the demolition of historic buildings on Grimsby docks, despite pleas from us, Historic England and other leading national heritage organisations to halt demolition.
SAVE condemns imminent demolition of Futurist as 'civic vandalism'
SAVE Britain's Heritage laments the hurried destruction of a fine piece of early cinema architecture on Lime Street, Liverpool, one of the grandest frontages of its kind to survive in England. In the annals of architectural history, this demolition is an arch piece of civic vandalism.
Press release: Destruction of Liverpool’s global heritage set to continue as Court of Appeal rejects SAVE’s call to save Lime Street
The reprieve granted for the demolition of the 1912 Futurist Cinema and neighbouring historic buildings has been ended by the Court of Appeal.
Heritage groups issue open letter calling on Associated British Ports to stop demolition in historic Grimsby Docks
In an open letter, printed in The Times newspaper today, six heritage organisations including SAVE have called on Associated British Ports to halt the demolition of historic buildings within Grimsby Docks.
Work begins on refurbishing Liverpool’s Welsh Streets
August will see the first phase of plans to restore and revive Liverpool’s Welsh Streets get underway, with a pilot scheme bringing the terraced houses on Voelas Street and High Park Street back into use.
Liverpool’s global heritage in danger: read transcript of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in full
Following the recent decision by UNESCO to keep Liverpool on the ‘at risk’ list of World Heritage Sites, SAVE has transcribed in full the part of the World Heritage Committee meeting relating to Liverpool from the live video link.
There was notably strong criticism of the UK government’s role in protecting the World Heritage Site and the possibility was raised that Liverpool could be stripped of its World Heritage status unless action is taken to protect the World Heritage Site and buffer zone from inappropriate development.
Press release: ‘Stop the Rot’: SAVE calls for urgent action to revive and regenerate historic buildings at Grimsby docks and steps back from legal challenge
With the greatest reluctance SAVE has decided that it cannot pursue its court challenge on the historic Cosalt buildings at Grimsby Docks further due to escalating costs
Leading national heritage organisation and local businesses join Grimsby campaign
The Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT) is the latest influential national heritage body to back the campaign to save Grimsby’s historic dock buildings from demolition by owners Associated British Ports (ABP).
Press release: SAVE applies to Court of Appeal in next step to save historic Grimsby dock buildings
SAVE Britain’s Heritage has applied to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal the recent decision by North East Lincolnshire Council to demolish several historic buildings at Grimsby docks.
SAVE calls on new Secretary of State to convene urgent Liverpool World Heritage Site summit
SAVE has written to Karen Bradley, the new Secretary of State for the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), to request she call a summit meeting to address the serious issue of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site (WHS), which is on the UNESCO At Risk list.
Press release: Judge delays demolition for a week but rules against SAVE's Judicial Review regarding demolition plans for Grimsby’s historic docks
SAVE considers going to Court of Appeal.
UNESCO flags ‘serious concerns’ over impact of major new development on Liverpool World Heritage Site
UNESCO is set to re-iterate its ‘serious concerns’ about Liverpool’s World Heritage site, and is recommending that all major development within the area and buffer zone is stopped before satisfactory measures to eliminate threats to the site are in place.
Press release: SAVE challenges demolition of historic Grimsby Docks buildings and launches fundraising appeal
SAVE has launched a legal challenge to protect a series of historic port buildings from imminent demolition in Grimsby Docks, Lincolnshire.
SAVE submits 5,000 strong Foyles Petition to Secretary of State
SAVE has submitted a petition of over 5,000 names to Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in support of the request for a call in.
Press release: SAVE unveils more details of ‘alternative scheme’ for Liverpool Lime Street
On the day of the Court of Appeal hearing, SAVE has published further details of its alternative scheme for Lime Street
Press release: Calls grow for re-think of Liverpool’s Lime Street redevelopment plan as architect slams proposals as “monolithic” and “bleak”
Liverpool based architect and urban designer Trevor Skempton has slammed the proposed redevelopment of Liverpool’s Lime Street, describing it as “a monolithic development with a few shops added like an afterthought.”
Press release: Foyles War – SAVE calls on the Secretary of State to halt demolition of Soho landmark
SAVE has written to Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, requesting that he call in proposals to demolish a landmark site in the Soho Conservation Area for a public inquiry.
Press release: SAVE joins calls to the Mayor of London to save landmark site in Soho Conservation Area
SAVE has written to Sadiq Khan, the new Mayor of London, requesting he refuse proposals to demolish a key site in Soho, including the former Foyles building.
The Futurist is not a threat to public safety: read the independent expert report here
This report by Integral Engineering Design was commissioned at end of May by Liverpool City Council and SAVE in a bid to establish the condition of the Futurist and its façade by an independent third party engineer.
Press release: New expert report commissioned by Liverpool City Council and SAVE confirms that the Futurist facade is not a danger to the public – and can be retained
A new report jointly commissioned by Liverpool City Council and SAVE confirms that the façade of the historic Futurist cinema on Lime Street is stable, and emergency demolition is not necessary.
SAVE agrees immediate conservation works to Liverpool’s Futurist
SAVE Britain’s Heritage has agreed conservation works to remove the pediment on the façade of the Futurist on Lime Street, following an emergency site visit and talks with the Council.
Updated Statement from SAVE on the Futurist Cinema, Liverpool Lime Street
On Monday 16 May 2016, in the Court of Appeal, Lord Justice Lindblom heard an application by Liverpool City Council to vary an undertaking given to the Court which would result in the partial demolition of the façade using heavy plant.
Press release: Key victory as SAVE halts immediate demolition of Liverpool’s Futurist cinema at the Court of Appeal
SAVE Britain’s Heritage has won a key victory at the Court of Appeal in the fight to save the frontage of the 1912 Futurist cinema from immediate demolition.
Press release: SAVE vision for Lime Street
As part of the ongoing campaign to save Liverpool's Futurist Cinema, SAVE releases a new panorama showing the whole street front revised and restored with shops and places to eat.
Press release: Liverpool Lime Street campaign boost as SAVE gets appeal green light
SAVE Britain’s Heritage has just received permission from the Court of Appeal to press ahead with a major challenge against the demolition of more than 10 historic buildings on Lime Street in central Liverpool.
Press release: SAVE calls on Liverpool City Council to act on recommendations of independent report and retain the historic façade of the Futurist Cinema
SAVE Britain’s Heritage has submitted an urgent report to Liverpool City Council challenging the imminent demolition plans proposed to the building’s historic façade.
PRESS RELEASE: Liverpool’s historic Futurist cinema threatened by proposed emergency ‘deconstruction’ works
SAVE is extremely concerned about the immediate future of the former Futurist Cinema in Lime Street, Liverpool, following a press release issued by the owners Liverpool City Council which states that urgent ‘deconstruction’ works at the building are required
SAVE applies to the Court Of Appeal to save Liverpool Lime Street and the Futurist Cinema, all of which are in the World Heritage Site Buffer Zone
SAVE considers it too important a site to be demolished for student housing and a shopping mall.
Press release: Preservation trust to acquire Wentworth Woodhouse
SAVE is delighted to announce that agreement has been reached with the Newbold family on the purchase of one of the finest and grandest historic houses in Britain, Wentworth Woodhouse.
SAVE condemns plans by Tracey Emin to demolish a locally listed building in Spitalfields, London
We call on Tower Hamlets to refuse consent at the planning committee meeting next week.
Press release: After nearly 12 years of decline and decay, Liverpool City Council invites developer to refurbish the Welsh Streets
SAVE welcomes the move, but calls for multiple ownership and careful treatment of existing buildings
Press release: Judge rules against SAVE's Judicial Review in Manchester High Court regarding demolition plans for Liverpool’s Lime Street. SAVE considers going to Court of Appeal.
Press release: SAVE goes to the High Court over Liverpool's Lime Street and Futurist Cinema
The High Court in Manchester will hear SAVE’s challenge against Liverpool City Council’s decision to grant planning permission for proposals to demolish over 10 buildings on Lime Street, for replacement with an overbearing 11-storey student block and shopping mall.
Press release: Liverpool City Council and Plus Dane withdraw their legal challenge to the Welsh Streets Public Inquiry decision
Liverpool Council and Plus Dane withdraw their challenge, as Turner Prize is awarded to the Granby Four Streets
Press release: The King's Pavement - A new lease of life for 152-158 Strand
SAVE's proposals to improve the setting of Somerset House, King's College and the Baroque gem of St Mary-Le-Strand
Press release: Back to the Futurist: SAVE Britain’s Heritage with strong local backing applies to Liverpool Council for mediation over decision to demolish Lime Street
SAVE serves proceedings on Liverpool Council, to Judicially Review their decision to demolish an important run of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian buildings along Lime Street
Press release: Liverpool City Council votes to shatter World Heritage Site Buffer Zone with the total demolition of more than ten buildings on Lime Street
SAVE appeals to the Secretary of State to call in the proposals for public inquiry
Press release: SAVE salutes King's College London's decision to withdrawn its planning application for the Strand
King's College London have withdrawn their plans to demolish 154-158 and façade 152-153 Strand, following overwhelming public opposition led by SAVE.
Press Release: SAVE wins hard fought Welsh Streets Public InquiryPickles says leaving Ringo Starr’s birthplace in a stub of street is not enough.