BaR news Round-up - August 2022
June saw the launch of 60 new entries to the Buildings at Risk Register and we have also since been updating the existing entries on the register, which revealed a number of interesting stories.
Building of the Month August 2022: Studley Grange Farmhouse, Cancourt, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9QS
Amongst our new entries for 2022, this Grade II listed farmhouse is currently recorded as being 18th century at the earliest, however it is now believed to be much earlier in date. It is in desperate need of repair and needs new ideas to restore it back to its former glory.
BaR news Round-up - July 2022
June saw the launch of 60 new entries to the Buildings at Risk Register and we also updated existing entries on the register in the East Midlands which revealed a number of interesting stories.
Building of the Month July 2022: The Lady in Grey, Wilne Lane, Shardlow, Derbyshire DE72 2HA
Among our new entries for June 2022, this romantically named house was most recently a restaurant and hotel but has now been empty for at least five years. It needs new impetus and new ideas to bring it back into useful life.
SAVE Me, I'm Yours! 2022 Launch of new Buildings at Risk and Guest Speaker
You are warmly invited to join us for our first gathering for two years to take a sneak peek at over 50 new additions to our online Buildings at Risk Register. Liz Fuller, our Buildings at Risk Officer, will preview some of the most interesting new entries and guest speaker Dr Joanne O'Hara, Programme Director - Heritage at Risk at Somerset West and Taunton Council, will talk about the challenges of buildings at risk and what can be done to bring them back into use.
SAVE Me - I'm Yours! New Entries List in full
Today (June 29 2022) we added 60 new buildings at risk to our online register. Listed here you will find a brief description and photo gallery of each of these fascinating buildings.
Building of the Month June 2022 - Old Town Hall, Market Place, St Hilda's, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire TS2 1RB
At risk now but perhaps not for much longer: a story of renewal may bring positive developments for this North Yorkshire treasure
BaR News Round-up June 2022
Updating the 100 or so entries in Yorkshire during May has revealed some positive progress on some larger projects which we report on here. We have noted however that smaller projects, even where planning approval has been obtained, appear to be taking longer to get started.
Building of the Month May 2022 - Goole Arcade, North Street and Victoria Street, Goole, East Yorkshire DN14 5PY
Spanning a whole block in the central conservation area of this East Yorkshire port town, the Arcade is a late Victorian shopping arcade which has been disused for years despite its great interest and potential.
BaR News Roundup - May 2022
April's update of our register entries in the North West and Merseyside has revealed a clutch of promising new possibilites for a range of buildings as well as some which are now back in active use. Here we summarise a few of these positive stories.
BaR News Roundup - February 2022
This month we'll be focussing on buildings at risk across the South West, with news already in that Blackborough Hall in Devon, an early Victorian grade II listed Italianate mansion, finally has a restoration plan in place.
Building of the Month February 2022: Hillcrest School and former stables, Ansford Hill, Ansford, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7JQ
Homework due now to save this former rectory and stables, latterly used as a school. Empty and on our radar for years, these rural buildings just outside the Somerset town of Castle Cary remain inexplicably uncared for and without viable proposals to bring them back to life.
Building of the Month - January 2022: The Tolly Cobbold, Cliff Quay, Cliff Road, Ipswich, Suffolk
During the years in which this distinctive Ipswich brewery building has been standing empty, it has suffered fires and vandalism despite having had outline permission in the past for a mixed use development. Action now could secure its future.
Building of the Month December 2021: 27 Queen Street, Derby, Derbyshire DE1 3DS
Will time run out for this house turned clock workshop with stellar connections? With links to the first Astronomer Royal, Joseph Wright of Derby and the clock of St Paul's Cathedral, this 17th century building has survived a number of traumas including permission to demolish it. It needs a new use if it is to survive any longer.
Building of the Month November 2021: Anton Laundry, 24 Marlborough Street, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1DQ
The Anton Laundry, which stands near the banks of the river Anton in Andover, has a fascinating history dating from the 15th century. The grade II listed building on the site is in a very poor condition after long neglect and needs targeted action now. The clock is ticking.
Building of the Month October 2021: Guyzance Mill, Northumberland
Tucked away in an idyllic valley close to Alnwick and the North Northumberland coast, this hidden grade II listed mill needs action to restore it to useful life.
Building of the Month September 2021: Sandfield Tower, Queen's Drive, Liverpool
After years of neglect, progress towards a possible new start for this fine Victorian Villa has stalled yet again, as the council's efforts to force repairs and potentially find a new owner were shelved last year due to lack of funds.
Building of the Month July 2021: Keelmen's Hospital, City Road, Newcastle
Unique to Newcastle, this grade II* listed building needs new owners who appreciate its importance to the town's history and have the vision to give it a new use which honours it.
Building of the Month June 2021: Firepool Pumping Station, Taunton, Somerset
Neglected and in need of essential maintenance now to ensure its survival, SAVE calls on the owners of this distinctive industrial landmark to take the steps necessary to ensure its future.
Building of the Month May 2021: Rockwell Green Water Towers, Rockwell Green, Somerset TA21 9DH
If you were as inspired as we were by George Clarke's account of revival and reuse, including several water towers, in his recent lecture for SAVE, why not consider what could be done with these two impressive but neglected examples in Somerset?
Building of the Month April 2021: Former Home Guard Club, 4 Belford Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1JA
Cottage hospital, masonic lodge, Home Guard club, this distinctive building in Harrogate's central conservation area has a rich history. Saved from destruction after a spirited local campaign with council support, it is now on the market and needs new owners who appreciate its significance to revitalise this local treasure.
Building of the Month March 2021: Bransford Mill, Bransford, Worcestershire, WR5 6JL
Time is running out for this listed mill which is in a perilous condition after years of inaction and neglect. Located between Malvern and Worcester, this mill building stands in the grounds of a house which is for sale.
Building of the Month January 2021 - Albert Hall, Swansea
Swansea's Albert Hall opened in 1864 as a music hall which was visited by some of the big names in Victorian society including Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and David Lloyd George. Having stood standing empty and deteriorating since 2007, the grade II listed hall was sold earlier this year with exciting plans announced for conversion as a new music venue and offices.
Building of the Month December 2020: Grimethorpe Hall, Brierly, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
This once beautiful building of national importance is in a seemingly intractable position but would nevertheless make a satisfying and extremely worthwhile project if the right strategy could be found.
CATCH UP: From Functional to Fantastic: new entrants for 2021 to SAVE's Buildings at Risk Register
ONLINE EVENT CATCH UP: Watch the reocrding of SAVE's Buildings at Risk event with Liz Fuller.
PRESS RELEASE: From the functional to the fantastic - SAVE launches new entrants to 2021 Buildings at Risk Register
SAVE Britain's Heritage will reveal the new 2021 list of buildings at risk to be added to its online register on 18th November 2020 to highlight the threats to neglected historic buildings all over the country. In advance of our live online event , which will preview a selection of the new list of additions before they are added to the register, some examples can be seen below.
Building of the Month October 2020: Pelican Works, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham
Atop the Italianate front of this Birmingham Jewellery Quarter factory perches a giant pelican, a symbol of the company which originally built it to manufacture silver goods. Its rear factory range has partially collapsed. This distinctive and attractive building needs comprehensive help now.
Building of the Month - September 2020: Scalegill Hall & Barn, near Whitehaven
Located near the village of Moor Row in the West Cumbrian countryside, Scalegill Hall is a grade II listed building dating from the 17th century. It stands empty and neglected but still retains much of its original fabric and features.
Buildings at Risk: recent update news from Wales - September 2020
August has seen the 150 or so Buildings at Risk entries in Wales fully updated. The update has identified a number of buildings that have been saved, as well as many promising schemes, including proposals to restore Swansea’s striking Victorian Palace Theatre (pictured above). Several buildings are also currently for sale, while others have been left empty and deteriorating.
Staying in the past: buildings formerly at risk given new lives as historic hotels
SAVE Britain’s Heritage is pleased to see that several historic buildings formerly on the Buildings at Risk register have been successfully restored and opened as hotels.
Buildings at Risk: update news from the East of England - August 2020
Our recent East of England update covered almost 200 buildings at risk, including 56 in Essex alone, the most in any county on our register. Across the region, the update has identified a number of buildings that have been saved and schemes that now have approval to move forward, but many sites remain derelict and left to crumble. There are also a few buildings currently for sale waiting for a new owner to rescue them.
Building of the Month August 2020: Elton Mill, Elton, Cambridgeshire
This Cambridgeshire mill needs a new use to match its picturesque location. It is an important part of Elton’s long history, though it has been left vacant and redundant for a long time and is increasingly at risk of rapid deterioration and loss of fabric. It sits within a popular recreation area and needs some fresh ideas to give it a new purpose.
Buildings at Risk: recent update news from the East Midlands - July 2020
The successful conversion of a number of industrial buildings in the East Midlands have been revealed in our recent update of buildings at risk in this area. Across the region, the update has also highlighted schemes about to move forward but many sites are still looking for fresh ideas and impetus. A few are for sale and could make fascinating and unique projects.
CATCH UP: Highlights from the SAVE Britain's Heritage Buildings at Risk Register
ONLINE EVENT CATCH UP: A backstage tour of SAVE's Buildings at Risk Register with Liz Fuller and Henrietta Billings
New Entry: Seighford Hall, Staffordshire to be auctioned 23rd June 2020
Seighford Hall, a stunning grade II listed country house standing in over 15 acres of landscaped grounds, has been empty for many years and is in a deteriorating condition. It is due to be auctioned on 23rd June 2020 with a guide price of £275,000.
PRESS RELEASE: Buildings at Risk for sale - Buyers Wanted!
This fascinating collection of buildings from our Buildings at Risk Register are all for sale. If you ever wanted to find the perfect project, now's your chance! Many of these historic buildings already have some approved plans in place as to how they could be saved. What is needed now are discerning owners to turn those plans into reality...
Buildings at Risk: Recent Successes from the South West - May 2020
As part of our ongoing update of the Buildings at Risk register, we have just completed our review of 217 entries in the South West. Of these updates, we have recorded 61 rescues - that's 28% of the entries we held. To continue our series of stories behind these successes and some cases where work is just beginning, we look at a few examples here.
Building of the Month May 2020: Island House, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire
After many years of neglect and advancing decay, 16th century Island House, a rambling and romantic building standing next to the ruins of Laugharne Castle on the Taf Estuary, has just been acquired by a company. It has plans to restore it and convert it into a boutique hotel, restaurant and bar. This will be a fascinating project to follow.
Building of the Month April 2020: Hill Farm, Badingham Road, Peasenhall, Suffolk
This early 17th century grade II listed Suffolk farmhouse is in poor condition but has the potential to make a generous and beautiful home. It needs new occupants with vision and compassion to breathe life into it again.
From redundancy to reuse: a disused Dorset barn becomes an office
This charming, unlisted barn has been successfully brought back into use as office space after over 20 years of redundancy.
Lodge built by Nash on the Isle of Wight- for sale
We have just added this grade II listed lodge in Cowes on the Isle of Wight to our Buildings at Risk Register. It is for sale with planning permission and listed building consent for conversion and extension to residential accomodation.
Grand Hotels And Tiny Toll Houses - Inspiring Stories From SAVE Britain’s Heritage Buildings At Risk Register.
27th March 2020
As part of the update of the SAVE Britain’s Heritage Buildings at Risk Register, we have completed a review of all 177 entries in the West Midlands region. Cheeringly, we've been able to record rescues in 45 of these entries - that's 25% of the entries we held. Here we celebrate what can be done with great determination, vision and hard work through three successful rescues.
New BaR Entry March 2020: St Dominics, 21 Saville Street, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
This quirky weatherboarded cottage in a seaside town in Essex is seeking a new owner.
New BaR Entry January 2020: Ely House, 158 Lynn Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
A neglected Georgian farmhouse in Cambridgeshire now stands in a very poor state and needs decisive action to bring it back into use.
Building of the Month March 2020: Agecroft Chapel, Northern Cemetery, Salford
Community service: this highly individual cemetery chapel could serve again. New energy and determination is needed now to take the good work already done to save this building to the next stage. Agecroft Chapel could be restored to provide facilities to the many users of this cemetery. Can you help?
Round-up of recent successes - February 2020
As part of our on-going update of the register, we have just completed the review of all 177 entries in the West Midlands region. This covers Birmingham and Coventry and the surounding towns and country areas as well as Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We recorded rescues in 45 of those cases - that's 25% of the entries we held - but there were 9 losses (5%). As the first part in a series of articles highlighting the stories behind those successes, we look at four buildings in Worcestershire.
Waterloo House, Runcorn faces demolition
An unlisted but key historic building in Runcorn is being threatened with demolition. It stands very close to and is partially joined to another building on the Buildings at Risk Register, the grade II listed Carnegie Library. SAVE has objected to the demolition and considers Waterloo House to be an important local building very worthy of being saved.
Staying AfloatAn update and review of all the pools on SAVE's Buildings at Risk register conducted by Buildings At Risk SAVE volunteer, Chloe Whittaker.
Buildings at Risk success stories
Every year we include in the Buildings at Risk Catalogue a section covering some successful restorations we have recorded during the year. Here is one example in Liverpool which appears in the 2019 catalogue we have just published: 60 Seel Street/30 Slater Street, Liverpool
The Griffin Inn has reopened!
The Griffin Inn, a building full of character and history, has been restored and is open for business after three years standing empty. It stands in a village on the banks of the River Wye, north of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Could there be a buoyant future ahead for Broomhill Pool, Ipswich?
After almost 20 years of standing empty, this 1930s lido in Ipswich is on the brink of being restored and brought back into use following sustained and determined efforts of a number of parties.
Book launch and exhibition: Buildings at Risk Catalogue launch and "SAVE", an exhibition of paintings of buildings at risk
SAVE Britain's Heritage invites you to join us to view "SAVE", an exhibition of new paintings of endangered buildings by the highly regarded painter, Gerard Stamp and to celebrate 30 years of SAVE reports on buildings at risk with the launch of the latest volume, "Don't Leave Me This Way" from 6.30-8.30 p.m. on 25th June.
Building of the Month June 2019: Alfoxton House, Holford, Somerset
It's for sale, has poetic links and a lovely setting but this house needs saving. Alfoxton was built in 1710 and famously accommodated William Wordsworth 1797-98 who was visited there by Coleridge. Empty for many years, it now needs owners with energy and determination to bring it back to its past beauty and usefulness.
Building of the Month May 2019: Graylingwell Farmhouse, Chichester, West Sussex
Handsome Gralingwell Farmhouse, built in the 18th century, has been left poorly defended against the elements despite on-going development around it which should have seen it restored. This needs to be addressed to prevent further deterioration.
Building of the Month April 2019: Pauls Moss, Whitchurch, Shropshire
Pauls Moss is a large Victorian villa in Whitchurch, now threatened by demolition.
Building of the Month March 2019: The Old Dukes Head, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk
Having served as an inn since Georgian times in this pretty Norfolk village, the former Old Dukes Head is standing empty and though not formally on the market is still available to buy.
Building of the Month October 2018: Old Haggs Farm
Farmhouse with close links to D.H. Lawrence needs new impetus to secure its future
System update: help us add to and update the Buildings at Risk register
Do you know of any historic buildings standing empty and decaying that should be added to the SAVE Buildings at Risk register? Have you spotted a building that already appears on our register but is now in a different condition than we describe?
SAVE is starting the search for buildings at risk to appear in our 2019- 2020 Buildings at Risk Catalogue and we would like to hear from you. We are also conducting an update of the register and would welcome any news on existing entries.
Building of the Month August 2018: Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
The Royal Terrace is located in Southend-on-Sea right next to the seafront.
Building of the Month July 2018: Griffin Inn, Llyswen, Powys
The Griffin Inn, a building full of character and history, is for sale and needs new owners to bring it back to life. It stands in a village on the banks of the River Wye, north of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Call for new entries - Buildings at Risk 2018-19
Do you know of any buildings with history and character that are standing empty and decaying?
SAVE is starting the search for buildings at risk to appear in our 2018- 2019 buildings at risk catalogue and we would like to hear from you.
Opportunity to acquire a complex of County Durham farm buildings with advanced plans for residential conversion
Standing in fields just by the A66 between Darlington and Stockton on Tees, a collection of mid-eighteenth century farm buildings have recently gone on the market.
SAVE supports plans to restore Firbeck Hall, South Yorkshire
SAVE Britain’s Heritage has written in support of an application to restore Firbeck Hall, a late-sixteenth century country house near Rotherham, in South Yorkshire.
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.
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.
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.
Success story: long empty quayside workshops converted to award winning technical college
We were delighted to hear that the Carpenter's and Marine warehouses on Railway Quay in Newhaven, East Sussex had been converted. These buildings had been disused for many years and had been on our buildings at risk register for 7 years. Known as UTC@harbourside, the conversion won an award from the Sussex Heritage Trust in July 2016. Designed by HKS Architects, and built by Kier Construction, they house a fully equipped engineering suite, science super-lab, computer suite and business zone.
Press release: SAVE to publish 2016-17 buildings at risk catalogue Great Expectations on 27 June
SAVE's 2016-17 Buildings at Risk Catalogue will be published on 27th June 2016 and this year features a fascinating selection of buildings including a number of cinemas and theatres as well as a WWII Women's Land Army Hostel, a Pumping Station and a gothic gatehouse.
Press Release: Success in Southend – two historic houses saved from demolition
SAVE is pleased to report that after four years of campaigning, 59-61 East Street, Southend-on-Sea, have been saved from demolition
Ex-hospital complex in beautiful setting for sale
FOR SALE: Grade II listed ex-hospital complex in extensive grounds in rural Gloucestershire requires a developer with vision to preserve historic buildings as part of the future development of this beautiful site.
SAVE publishes 2015-16 buildings at risk catalogue Falling In Love, marking 25 years of SAVE's buildings at risk reports
Available from the 22nd June. Pre order now.
Press Release and Call To Arms: Stay Of Execution For Strand Buildings
The Secretary of State has issued Westminster Council with a holding direction that suspends planning permission. Please write to the Secretary of State to request a call in.
Press Release: Cherish the Terrace – Turner Prize nomination is a deliverance from demolition
SAVE Britain’s Heritage congratulates the Turner Prize panel’s recognition that Victorian terraced streets are true works of art: this nomination of Liverpool’s Granby area for the prestigious award represents a deliverance for terraced housing in the north of England, long tainted by the shadow of demolition.
Press release: SAVE calls on Sailors’ union Nautilus not to sink Mersey maritime landmark
The imposing Andrew Gibson House was completed in 1906, the gift of a wealthy Liverpool cotton merchant, to provide a sanctuary for the widows of elderly sailors and men lost at sea.
Welsh Streets Public Inquiry Report
SAVE's report of the Welsh Streets Public Inquiry can be downloaded here
Press Release: SAVE wins hard fought Welsh Streets Public Inquiry
Pickles says leaving Ringo Starr’s birthplace in a stub of street is not enough.
Press release: A forty year fight to save country houses from decay and demolition is celebrated in SAVE’s latest publication
The Destruction of the Country House: Forty Years On
Press release: Seafield House - Saved On Death Row
Seafield House, Ayr, has been saved from demolition after being acquired by sympathetic developer Robin Ghosh, founder of Ecostruct Design and Build.
Press release: dual exhibition at the V&A to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Destruction of the Country House exhibition.
September is a bumper month for SAVE. 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark exhibition the Destruction of the Country House at the V&A.
Press Release: Smithfield General Market is saved!
SAVE has won an overwhelming and resounding victory in the battle to save Smithfield General Market and the nearby Fish Market, both splendid examples of Victorian market halls.
Sunday Times: 'A corrupt clique of rulers keeps the north grotty to stay in power'
Charles Clover's article (22/06/14) looks at the Welsh Streets Public Inquiry.
Shukhov Radio Tower - SAVE offers advice
Press Release: SAVE objects to Perth and Kinross Council’s proposed demolition of Perth City Hall
SAVE has written to object to an application seeking consent to demolish the Category B listed Perth City Hall, which this year is celebrating its centenary.
Event: London's Buildings: Almost Lost
The English Heritage exhibition comes to the Gallery at 77 Cowcross Street
Press Release: Timetable For The Smithfield Public Inquiry
The Public Inquiry opens at 10.00 am on Tuesday, 11 February 2014, and is scheduled to last for 12 days, until Friday, 28 February.
Event: Presentation of Case to Save Smithfield General Market
Monday 20th January, 18.30 The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London
Press Release: SAVE Britain’s Heritage wins Heritage Lottery Fund support
SAVE Britain’s Heritage has received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund Catalyst Small Grants programme to develop a corporate fundraising strategy
Support the SAVE/Victorian Society Planning Application for Smithfield General Market and Annex!
SAVE and the Victorian Society’s Planning Application for Smithfield General Market and Annex has been validated by the City of London. Please support our scheme. Details below.
Event: Smithfield Planning Application - Exhibition and Consultation
SAVE and the Victorian Society have submitted a planning application to restore and reopen Smithfield General Market. Please visit our exhibition in the Cowcross Street Gallery on Tuesday 17th December to find out more.
Event: Smithfield Street Theatre
On Wednesday, 11th December SAVE invites you to enjoy some street theatre around Smithfield Market, London with Invisible People, between 17.00 and 19.00.
SAVE's Director Clem Cecil interviewed for Country Life Magazine
Clem was the featured interview in the heritage issue of Country Life
The Launch of the East End Preservation Society
Former SAVE Secretary Will Palin will be speaking at the launch of the East End Preservation Society on Wednesday 27th November, 6.30pm, at the Bishopsgate Institute.
Press Release: Gateshead Council ignores judicial review proceedings and commences demolitions in Bensham and Saltwell. SAVE seeks an injunction.
Yesterday evening the demolition of terraced housing on Westminster Street near Saltwell Park, Newcastle began. At stake are 290 houses in the wider area whose demolition was given permission this summer by Gateshead Council.
Newsletter - October 2013
Catch up on all the latest SAVE news, including the battle to save Smithfield General Market, a selection of new buildings at risk, and news from SAVE Europe's Heritage.
SAVE annual lecture: 'Magic, Beauty and Mystery: Exploring the glories of the great pottery churches.'
SAVE is delighted to have Matthew Rice giving this years's annual lecture.
Pickles calls Public Inquiry into Welsh Streets Application – but does not call in similar application in Gateshead.
SAVE Britain’s Heritage welcomes yesterday’s government announcement of a Public Inquiry into controversial housing demolitions in Liverpool’s famous ‘Welsh Streets’, birthplace of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. SAVE regrets that the government has chosen not to call in a similar application in Gateshead
Press Release: Seafield House, Ayr, is put back on the market potentially heralding a new chapter in the life of this important building
Seafield House, Ayr, the former residence of renowned Scottish engineer Sir William Arrol, is put back on the market, potentially heralding a new chapter in the life of this important building. SAVE appeals to the local authority to ensure the right outcome for the house is reached.
Press Release: Smithfield General Market to be called in for public inquiry decides Secretary of State
Secretary of State Eric Pickles has decided to call in the application from Hendersons Global Investors, granted planning permission by the City of London corporation on 16th July.
Zombies Roam Our Cities, Mr Pickles. Here's How You Skewer Them
The Sunday Times' latest piece on the demolition of the Welsh Streets, Liverpool, by Charles Clover
SAVE welcomes Eric Pickles move to consider Public Inquiry on Planning Decision for Welsh Streets, Liverpool
SAVE Britain’s Heritage welcomes Eric Pickles’ rapid decision to suspend demolition of 440 homes in Liverpool’s Welsh Streets area. Pickles’ intervention provides a much needed chance to establish a fair solution for an historic neighbourhood left boarded up by a failed regeneration programme.
Press Release: Pathfinder continues in Liverpool where planning permission is granted to demolish 440 terraced houses on the Welsh Streets - SAVE demands Public Inquiry.
Liverpool Council grants Housing Association, Plus Dane, permission to demolish 440 houses on the Welsh Streets, Toxteth, Liverpool - a continuation of Pathfinder-scale demolition 18 months after the Government officially called an end to the destructive policy.
Press Release: Liverpool Council to Decide Fate of Welsh Streets Tomorrow, 23rd July
Tomorrow, Liverpool Council will decide whether to approve an application to demolish 440 homes on the Welsh Streets in Toxteth, the birthplace of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.
Press Release: City grants itself permission to gut Smithfield General Market - SAVE asks the Secretary of State for a Call In.
Today in London’s Guildhall the Planning and Transportation Committee voted 19 to 2 to give planning permission to a controversial proposal from Henderson Global Investors to gut the handsome market halls of the Smithfield General Market.
Press Release: Weasel words used to condemn Smithfield General Market and replace it with a fake.
Application to demolish most of the General Market and Annex, including their magnificent interiors to be decided at Planning Committee meeting in the City on 16th July.
Press Release: Jessops Hospital, Sheffield - Court of Appeal Ruling
Yesterday in the Court of Appeal, SAVE Britain’s Heritage and the Victorian Society established the correct interpretation of the crucial and controversial paragraph 133 of National Planning Policy. However on the facts of this particular case we failed to secure permission for Judicial Review into Sheffield Council’s decision to grant permission to Sheffield University to demolish the Grade 2 listed Jessops Hospital, to make way for a new engineering block.
Dockyard Church Rescue Deal Celebrated
The future of one of Kent’s most important buildings looks to be secure following a landmark rescue deal between a council and a building preservation trust.
SAVE Submits Petition to Ed Vaizey Calling on him to List Smithfield General Market
SAVE has submitted a petition of 2,665 signatures to Ed Vaizey, calling on him to list Smithfield General Market
Press Release: SAVE Britain's Heritage and the Victorian Society Join Forces in an Attempt to Save Jessops Hospital in Sheffield
The Victorian Society and SAVE Britain's Heritage have issued joint Judicial Review proceedings with the aim of saving the Grade II listed Edwardian Jessop Hospital building from demolition, that was granted to the University by Sheffield City Council.
Press release: SAVE Unveils Alternative Plans for the Mid-Wales Hospital, Talgarth, Wales
As its future once again hangs in the balance, SAVE and Graham Frecknall Architects unveil alternative plans which would retain the majority of the historic hospital buildings.
One of London's Top Market Entrepreneurs Makes Offer on Smithfield General Market
One of London’s leading market entrepreneurs, Urban Space Management, have today submitted an offer to the City Corporation to enter into a 90-year lease on Smithfield General Market
Press Release: Alternative Business Plan for Smithfield General Market Released
SAVE and Urban Space Management's viable business scheme for Smithfield General Market and our letter making an offer on the site.
Press Release: SAVE calls on Maria Miller to list the London Fruit and Wool Exchange
MINISTER SHOULD FOLLOW LEAD OF HER PREDECESSOR IN COVENT GARDEN AND LIST THE LONDON FRUIT AND WOOL EXCHANGE
SAVE Submits Smithfield Objection Letter
SAVE Britain’s Heritage today submitted its letter of objection to the City Corporation against a scheme to mutilate Smithfield General Market.
Rowan Moore's Observer article on Sheffield's Jessop Hospital
Rowan Moore’s Observer article brilliantly picks apart the shameful situation which has developed at the Jessop Hospital site in Sheffield, and its wider ramifications for heritage assets within the planning process.
Friends of Seafield House Film Presents Robust Case for Restoration
Produced by Elgato Film Productions for the Friends of Seafield House, SAVE is pleased to publicize a short film highlighting the robust case for saving Seafield House, the former home of pioneering engineer and bridge builder Sir William Arrol.
Disappointment as damaging Dalston application is given approval
SAVE is disappointed to learn that Hackney Council’s Sub-Planning Committee last week approved a 10-storey housing development for Dalston Lane, in contravention of its own policy and despite 136 local objections.
Sheffield City Council approves demolition of Grade II listed Edwardian Jessop Hospital despite objections from the heritage sector
SAVE objects to Sheffield City Council's decision to allow Sheffield University to demolish Grade II Listed Edwardian Jessop Hospital building, subject to approval by Secretary of State, Eric Pickles.
HISTORIC STREETS FACE BULLDOZER - PLANNING APPLICATION INITIATED TO DEMOLISH 450 HOUSES IN LIVERPOOL
Housing Association Plus Dane presses ahead with government-funded plans to bulldoze 450 terraced houses in Liverpool's historic Welsh Streets, the birthplace of Beatle Ringo Starr.
Character of Dalston, East London threatened by recent planning application
SAVE is concerned by plans for a new development on Dalston Lane, Dalston, East London. Dalston is an area of intensive development and its heritage assets are at risk of being swamped. SAVE considers the application to be harmful to the area and is therefore objecting. We urge you to consider doing the same!
Renewed hope for 59 and 61 East Street, Southend, Essex as they are saved from demolition!
A pair of late 19th-century houses in the Prittlewell Conservation Area in Southend, Essex listed on Essex County Council's Buildings at Risk Register have been saved from demolition giving renewed hope for the future of 59 and 61 East Street.
Update on Winstanley Hall campaign
The campaign to save Winstanley Hall and the fine complex of courtyard buildings adjacent continues. SAVE, together with the owner of the site, has applied to English Heritage and the Country House Foundation for grant money to fund emergency works to the listed courtyard buildings. Please read on to find out more and please continue to support us!
Government-funded Pathfinder-style demolitions continue in Liverpool, despite announcements about bringing empty homes back into use
Liverpool Council today announced that £14million was at last going to be spent on bringing hundreds of empty homes back into use in the city. However, SAVE can reveal almost three times as many empty homes will still be demolished, paid for by this money.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TIDINGS FROM SAVE – LIVERPOOL’S LITTLEWOODS IS SAVED!
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TIDINGS FROM SAVE – LIVERPOOL’S LITTLEWOODS IS SAVED!
SAVE alternative scheme for Smithfield General Market announced
Launched last night, the 14th of October, at Alan Baxter and Associates' - a conservation-led scheme for one of the most important empty historic buildings in London today, Smithfield General Market: click the PDF report below to see full text and drawings.
Edwardian former mental hospital saved from demolition
A model Edwardian hospital of 1900 designed by London architects Giles Gough and Trollope set in rolling green fields on the lower slopes of the Brecon Beacons National Park has been saved from demolition by the unanimous vote of members of the planning committee of the National Park Authority. For over ten years the handsome stone-built hospital buildings have looked increasingly doomed as they have been vandalised and left to rot.
SAVE on the Alan Titchmarsh show, 9 October 2012
Watch SAVE's Deputy Director, Rhiannon Wicks, on the Alan Titchmarsh show yesterday, 9 October 2012, talking about SAVE and buildings at risk
Labour need to learn from housing demolition disaster
Labour must learn lessons from their disastrous £2.2.bn housing demolition policy, which bought up and bulldozed over 30,000 affordable homes across northern England since 2003.
New Book, Historic Environment Law by Barrister Richard Harwood
A new book, Historic Environment Law by barrister Richard Harwood, who has won several key cases for SAVE Britain's Heritage, will be published on October 12th and is available at a discounted price until that date.
Coverage in the Observer about Liverpool and Pathfinder Campaign
SAVE was featured in an article about Liverpool and the Pathfinder campaign on 23 September 2012 in the Observer newspaper.
Watch SAVE Director, Clem Cecil, on BBC North West in Liverpool, talking about recent High Court ruling on transitional funds
Watch SAVE Director, Clem Cecil, on BBC North West in Liverpool on 20 September talking about the recent High Court ruling (18 September) on Pathfinder transitional funds
TWO VICTORIES AGAINST THE SECRETARY OF STATE IN THE HIGH COURT FOR SAVE BRITAIN'S HERITAGE
SAVE Britain's Heritage has won two major high court rulings in their decade-long campaign to end housing destruction in the north of England, both of which will potentially save thousands of homes from the bulldozer and bring in a new era of neighbourhood refurbishment.
STOP PRESS! Urgent call for consultation responses
SAVE are asking supporters to take ten minutes to help block the bulldozers threatening Liverpool's historic 'Welsh Streets', and support residents' alternative refurbishment proposals. You can do this online.
SAVE calls on the new Housing Minister to support new proposals that champion Liverpool's Welsh Streets.
SAVE calls on the new Housing Minister to support new proposals that champion Liverpool's Welsh Streets.
The London We Love: SAVE Britain's Heritage's ongoing London campaigns
London has been the centre of world attention for the last few weeks, its culture and buildings celebrated. Many of these buildings, some of them iconic and internationally known, others important as anchors of local community, are under threat. In the coming year SAVE is going to be compiling a report of buildings at risk in London; we open our campaign with a short list of sites of concern to us now.
RINGO'S BIRTHPLACE BECOMES FIG-LEAF FOR CONTINUING DEMOLITION IN LIVERPOOL'S WELSH STREETS
SAVE Britain's Heritage and the Empty Homes Charity are dismayed by the tokenism of Housing Minister Grant Shapps and Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson who are saving Ringo Starr's birthplace and a handful of other homes on his street, while allowing the demolition of hundreds of nearby homes.
New Buildings at Risk Catalogue - Press Reaction
Extensive nation-wide coverage of the new Buildings at Risk Catalogue, Dare to Care, has already begun.
Game over or Extra Time? Liverpool Art Deco Gem Faces Demolition
As Liverpool fans digest removal of their revered 'King', Kenny Dalglish, the city faces loss of another beloved icon of the beautiful game, the majestic Art Deco headquarters of the once mighty Littlewoods Football Pools.
Stop Hammering Britain's Heritage Mr Osborne
SAVE attacks 'nonsensical and damaging' VAT change for listed buildings
New SAVE Report: Pathfinder and the Destruction of Liverpool
The £2.2bn Pathfinder programme continues to wreak havoc in northern towns and cities, long after its funding has been stopped. Focussing on Liverpool, this report documents the latest episode in a heartbreaking tale of misery, waste and destruction.
SAVE teams up with Allies & Morrison on new Battersea Scheme
SAVE has teamed up with Allies and Morrison Architects to devise a step by step proposal to re-use and save Battersea Power Station. Unlike some recent proposals this route to development retains the whole magnificent building.
SAVE announces appointment of new Director
Clementine Cecil has been appointed as the new Director of SAVE and its associated charities. She replaces William Palin who is set to leave at the end of May, after four years at the helm.
SAVE Presents a New Vision for Grimsby Docks
SAVE Britain's Heritage is calling for the preservation and refurbishment of Grimsby's remarkable Grade II* listed Ice Factory as part of a new waterside quarter in the historic fish docks, and has presented a vision of the area regenerated.
House of Scottish Great Threatened with Demolition on 100th Anniversary of his Death
The former home of Sir William Arrol (1839-1913), one of the greatest civil engineering contractors in history and a major figure in Scottish culture, may soon face demolition, pending a decision by South Ayrshire Council this month.
Channel 4 Exposes Britain's Empty Homes Scandal
Channel 4's new series with George Clarke,'The Great British Property Scandal' features plenty of footage of two of SAVE's major battlegrounds, the Welsh Streets of Liverpool and Saltwell in Gateshead.
New SAVE Report: London's Churches are Fighting Back
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.
SAVE Blog - 21 Madryn Street: the house that refused to die
In May 2011 SAVE bought 21 Madryn Street in Liverpool in an effort to thwart council plans to flatten the house and hundreds around it. This new blog follows the story of the renovation of the property, which is a few doors down from the birthplace of Rin
SAVE Joins Chorus of Condemnation over Liverpool Demolitions
SAVE is dismayed by the developing situation in Cairns Street, Liverpool - where contractors have damaged, and are now seeking to demolish, a building earmarked for refurbishment.
Saving Thanet: The Architecture of Kent's Forgotten Coast
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
The hunt is on for buildings at risk
Know of a building at risk? Please get in touch with SAVE's Buildings at Risk Officer with any suggestions. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you! Please spread the word.
SAVE on the BBC
SAVE has enjoyed publicity on the BBC - both nationally and regionally - in response to the publication of our 22nd buildings at risk catalogue, Take a Chance on Me. The book features over 100 empty historic buildings threatened by neglect and decay.
Newsletter - May 2011
Catch up with the latest news on SAVE campaigns, including the landmark judgment on demolition and the battle to SAVE Liverpool's Welsh Streets from the bulldozers.
Pathfinder's Shameful Legacy Exposed in Devastating New SAVE Report
SAVE Britain's Heritage has published a devastating verdict on the discontinued Housing Market Renewal (HMR) Pathfinder programme. In a new report 'Housing Scandal! Pathfinder: a Post-Mortem', SAVE attacks both the legacy of the programme and the machiner
Secretary of State Issues Notice Stalling Liverpool's Demolition Plans
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has issued Liverpool Council with an Article 25 Direction forbidding them to give consent for demolishing the Welsh Streets until he has considered a request by SAVE to require a full environmental assessment ...
Top Structural Engineer Says Cheaper to Renovate Welsh Streets Houses
One of the UK's top conservation engineers has said the the Victorian terraced houses in the Welsh Streets area of Liverpool are easily capable of economic repair.
Turnmills Under Threat Again
Developer Derwent Valley Property has submitted another application for the demolition of the landmark Turnmills building in Clerkenwell, London - a former stables and warehouse dating from the 1870s.
SAVE Secures Landmark Ruling on Demolition
SAVE Britain's Heritage has secured a landmark judgment against the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which will introduce new controls over demolitions of buildings and structures under UK planning law.
Building Preservation Trust in Dramatic Rescue of Key Endangered Site
The Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust has completed the heroic rescue of one of the most important and endangered historic sites in the South East of England.
New SAVE E-Report - Don't let them bulldoze Barry's Brighton Hospital
Brighton's Royal Sussex County Hospital, an early and important work by the giant of British architecture, Sir Charles Barry, is threatened with destruction by the area's NHS Trust. SAVE Britain's Heritage has compiled this emergency report as part of ...
SAVE Urges Pickles to 'PROD' Liverpool on Empty Homes
The Coalition's Localism agenda is facing its first legal test, as SAVE calls on Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to help residents kill off predecessor John Prescott's controversial attempt to bulldoze their Victorian homes.
Could your restoration project feature in a new TV series?
A TV company, making a new BBC Two series 'Restoration Home', is looking for owners who are about to undertake the restoration of their period home.
Uncertain future for London's earliest surviving workhouse
Application for demolition threatens historic former workhouse in Cleveland Street.
Fury as Minister turns down Waterloo Station for listing
Heritage Minister John Penrose has gone against English Heritage advice and decided not to list Waterloo Station.
Buildings at risk for sale - take your pick!
SAVE has heard of many fine buildings at risk for sale recently and felt compelled to write an article rather than waiting to feature them each as a building of the month.
SAVE in dramatic bid to list Beatles Houses
As bulldozers close in on Ringo Starr's childhood home, SAVE and the Merseyside Civic Society appeal for the immediate group listing of Beatles Houses
Newsletter - September 2010
SAVE's 2010 Newsletter
Trust continues fight for Conan Doyle's Surrey home
The Undershaw Preservation Trust has been campaigning against plans for Conan Doyle's Surrey home. Despite the council's approval, they haven't given up.
Rediscovered Utopias: Saving London's Suburbs
This new SAVE report, produced with the support of English Heritage and edited by Ann Robey and Bridget Cherry, looks at 14 of London's planned suburbs, assessing their importance and proposing ways to protect them from damaging change.
Colchester, Back to the Future
Colchester is one of England's most overlooked historic county towns. SAVE aims to highlight the wealth of Colchester's built heritage.
Reviving Britain's Terraces: Life after Pathfinder
SAVE's new, groundbreaking report on Labour's disastrous Housing Market Renewal (Pathfinder) Initiative looks at ways good terraced housing earmarked for demolition can be adapted and upgraded to create exemplar 'eco-communities' of the future.
The writing's on the billboard in battle to save Georgian house in Blackburn
SAVE has joined a campaign, spearheaded by the Georgian Group, to preserve a listed 1780s house in Blackburn which stands in the way of a proposed link road.
SAVE Hails Revised Spurs Stadium Scheme
SAVE has welcomed dramatic revisions to Tottenham Hotspur's stadium redevelopment, announced on 19 May. The revised scheme is the outcome of cooperation between the football club, SAVE, English Heritage and CABE and has resulted not only in the preservati
Listed Brewery Safe Despite Court Ruling
SAVE fails in first attempt to secure landmark judgement on demolition but will fight on
Destruction in Bootle
More Pathfinder madness as landmark Liverpool church is flattened.
SAVE calls for urgent action to protect Birmingham's 'Forgotten Arcadia'
SAVE has called for immediate action to prevent further erosion of history and charcter in one of Birmingham’s most attractive Victorian suburbs.
Dismay as Leigh School comes down
Dismay as roof is taken off Leigh School
Bulldozers Move in on Strood's Edwardian Gem
Demolition gathers pace.
Samara: Endangered City on the Volga
This latest report from the Moscow Architecture Preservation Society (MAPS) and SAVE Europe's Heritage outlines the threats facing the rich architecture of Samara, a great city on the Volga, where the people of Moscow were evacuated during the World War I
Google Earth Map of Silesia
An interactive map of Silesia showing the location of buildings featured in SAVE's latest publication is now available for users of Google Earth
Kettering gem under threat
SAVE concerned by application for demolition of fine Edwardian office building.
Sheerness Dockyard put on WHF's list of Watch sites for 2010
Sheerness Dockyard, nominated by SAVE Britain's Heritage, has been included on the WMF's list of Watch sites for 2010.
Silesia: the Land of Dying Country Houses
Now available to order
Moscow Heritage at Crisis Point. Second Edition
Now available to order
Trust buys Moat Brae House
Historic house under threat now faces a bright future following purchase by Trust.
Happy Birthday All Souls!
All Souls Church, Haley Hill, Halifax, has celebrated its 150th birthday! It's future was once bleak, however a campaign spearheaded by SAVE secured this magnificent church's future.
Gravesend Temple Escapes Bulldozers after Successful Legal Challenge
A Sikh temple and former church in Gravesend, Kent, has escaped demolition following a successful legal challenge by SAVE.
Much-loved Edwardian drill hall faces destruction
Horncastle Town Hall, a much loved and well used community centre, is threatened by demolition for replacement with a residential development scheme.
New congregation in bid to revive Chelsea chapel
A thriving Orthodox congregation in south London has expressed strong interest in taking over the long empty Guards Chapel at Chelsea Barracks.
DEMOLISHED - Help SAVE the beautiful interiors of the Palace Theatre in Nelson
Negotiations between the Theatres Trust and the Council lead to temporary stay on beautiful Nelson Theatre allowing consideration of future uses.
SAVE's New Buildings at Risk Catalogue: Sample Entries
Take a peep at some of the entries from our new buildings at risk catalogue, All We Need is Love.
Woodstock Station Spared Demolition for the Second Time
The Former Woodstock Station, which once served Blenheim Palace, has been spared needless demolition for the second time!
Save money when you buy our latest 2 reports
Buy our 2 latest reports for Â£25 plus p&p. Download the attached flyer for further details.
Demolition approved for Clarence Street School
Bitter disappointment as Bolton Council vote for demolition of Former Clarence Street School following a hard fought battle.
More threats to historic buildings as a result of school expansion plans
Proposed expansion of a school in Reading, and the construction of leisure facilities, seek the demolition of 2 fine Victorian villas on Bath Road, Reading.
Shock as Manchester villa demolished
SAVE decries sudden demolition of 1850s Manchester villa.
New Publication For Sale Now!
'TRIUMPH, DISASTER AND DECAY - The SAVE Survey of LIVERPOOL'S HERITAGE' is available for purchase now.
Historic Welsh Pub Threatened with Demolition
Campaign growing to save historic Welsh Pub, the Vulcan Hotel, complete with its Edwardian tiled facade and further internal decorative tilework.
Toxteth Street CPO Confirmed
SAVE has learned that the Compulsory Purchase Order for 520 houses in Toxteth Street, East Manchester, has been confirmed by the Secretary of State. The news comes as a bitter disappointment both to SAVE and residents who have been fighting demolition
STOP PRESS! Demolition Approved for Annesley Colliery Headstocks & Bath House
Hopes have been dashed and disappointment descends as application for demolition of Annesley Colliery Headstocks and Bath House is approved after a long and hard fought battle.
Smithfield is saved!
The Smithfield General Market Buildings have been saved! SAVE Britain's Heritage are delighted to hear that the Secretary of State has thrown out developer's plans to demolish these fine historic buildings situated within the Smithfield conservation area,
Newsletter - September 2008
SAVED! Barford Granary, Wiltshire
Delightful granary building saved from demolition and beautifully repaired.
English Heritage Recommends Lancaster Call-In
SAVE welcomes news that English Heritage is requesting a call in of the proposals which threaten the centre of Lancaster.
SAVE Announces Alternative Scheme for Lancaster's Canal Corridor
As the developer behind Lancaster's controversial Canal Corridor redevelopment pulls out of a forthcoming Public Inquiry, SAVE Britain's Heritage reveals its own blueprint for the regeneration of the historic Canal Corridor area of the city.
Falling in Love Again? Call for Entries for the Buildings at Risk Catalogue 2016-2017
Pickles Deals Huge Blow to Welsh Streets Demolition Plans
Huge blow for council's plans to flatten historic neighbourhood as Secretary of State rules that Welsh Streets demolition should be subject to Environmental Impact Assessment
Dare to Care: SAVE's Latest 'Lonely Hearts' List of Buildings at Risk
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.