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SAVE is pleased to announce that users can now order publications direct from the website. Just use the buttons below each report to add copies to your shopping basket. At the checkout, Friends of SAVE can sign in and benefit from their Friends discount.
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Dare to Care: Buildings at Risk 2012-13£15.00 (£13.00 Friends Price)
SAVE's new Buildings at Report 'Dare to Care' shines the light on historic properties in urgent need of new owners or fresh uses, revealing an array of exciting opportunities for restorers. This is the ultimate 'lonely hearts' list for buildings at risk.
A must read for anyone interested in Britain's heritage and an essential tool for prospective restorers, SAVE's reports play a critical role in the conservation of Britain's historic buildings. Some two-thirds of the country houses included in SAVE's first report, published in 1977, had found new owners or uses within three or four years and good news has continued ever since. Marcus Binney, SAVE's President says, 'This is the 23rd of SAVE's annual reports on buildings at risk, each one illustrating a remarkable selection of endangered properties in varying states of repair, but all candidates for immediate action.'
London's Churches are Fighting Back£15.00 (£13.00 Friends Price)
In 1985 SAVE published the report London's Churches are Falling Down, revealing the desperate plight of some of the capital's most beautiful places of worship.
A quarter of a century on, SAVE revisits the subject with London's Churches are Fighting Back. As well as covering those churches currently at risk, this new report also recounts the many inspiring rescue stories, looking at how decaying buildings have been re-energised by new congregations or new uses, and kept alive by vital repair grants.
This 120-page report, by Edmund Harris, features stunning new photography by Matthew Andrews.
Saving Thanet: The Architecture of Kent's Forgotten Coast£15.00 (£13.00 Friends Price)
The rich architectural heritage of the north eastern tip of Kent is the focus of this new SAVE report. The report takes a fresh look at the Isle of Thanet, with its towns of Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs, assessing the state of the area’s historic buildings and identifying the challenges ahead.
Rediscovered Utopias: Saving London's Suburbs£15.00 (£13.00 Friends Price)
Edited by Bridget Cherry and Ann Robey.
London’s leafy suburbs form a giant garden city, of pleasant low-rise housing set amidst gardens and tree-lined roads. They fulfil the longstanding English dream of a house and garden in leafy surroundings and offer an impressive model for urban living.
The sheer number of suburbs – north, south, east and west – provide a quite astonishing housing stock. Yet while most Londoners know their own suburb well, and perhaps its neighbours too, not many people know more than a fraction of the whole.
This book is intended, like many other SAVE reports before it, to be a voyage of discovery. It focuses principally on planned suburbs and estates which have a particular harmony and sometimes a distinctive pattern of streets. It looks at suburban housing built in different ways, by landowners and speculative builders, by voluntary associations and the boroughs themselves.
Yet in many places the character of these areas is being constantly eroded, by small but accretive changes to details such as windows and doors, fences, gates and railings, roofing and paving materials.
In many places, conservation area protection is not working as effectively as it could. More ‘Article 4’ directions are needed to control features that give character to suburbs. The lists of listed buildings are also seriously out of date in some London boroughs, with many architect-designed houses of the early 20th century still unlisted. The sum of all the best suburbs is more than the parts. While houses have a sense of individuality it is the harmony of whole streets and neighbourhoods which make the suburbs a delight.
Colchester: Back to the Future£7.00 (£5.00 Friends Price)
Colchester is one of England’s most overlooked historic county towns. It retains its Roman grid, with a castle, town walls and street after street of handsome buildings. This report aims to highlight the wealth of Colchester’s built heritage, show the good work that has been done in conserving and augmenting these assets, and put forward ideas for the future - from the small scale to the highly ambitious.
Colchester, Back to the Future argues that the town must capitalise on its history and heritage rather than bend to the concrete will of those who mistakenly believe that economic development and physical development are one and the same. Only though conserving, and where possible, carefully adding to the town, can Colchester retain and strengthen its real identity. This will require patient discussion and negotiation, putting aside politics and working to a long-term plan. If Colchester can meet this challenge, it could be the envy of Britain.
SAVE and Urban Space Management's viable business scheme for Smithfield General Market and our letter making an offer on the site.
MINISTER SHOULD FOLLOW LEAD OF HER PREDECESSOR IN COVENT GARDEN AND LIST THE LONDON FRUIT AND WOOL EXCHANGE