Contribute to the Register
There are many ways in which you can support our work on the Buildings at Risk Register:
Nominate a building at risk for inclusion in the register;
Update the register by sending information on, or a photograph of, a building currently on the register;
If you are a Friend or Saviour, contribute photographs or other information to the register using “Boost the BaR” and see your contributions added to the register;
Volunteer with us;
Join us as a Friend or Saviour.
See below for more information.
Nominate a building at risk
To nominate a building at risk for inclusion on the register, please send an email with the full address and recent photograph of the building to our Buildings at Risk Officer, email@example.com. In addition, it is very helpful if you can tell us if it is listed, in a Conservation Area, it is fully or partially unoccupied/ disused, it is under immediate threat of development or demolition and what its general condition is. It should fall within the broad criteria listed below.
Criteria for inclusion: We will consider including a building on the register if:
it is listed or unlisted;
it is within or outside a Conservation Area;
it is wholly or partially unoccupied and/or disused. We will include buildings even if they are weathertight and secure if they are not in use: the long-term survival of a building is strongly dependent on it being in use. Sometimes part of the building will be in use but the rest may still need help;
it is not being comprehensively maintained. If a building is unoccupied and without a use we would typically include it unless it has a comprehensive and confirmed maintenance programme or conservation management plan which will be implemented;
it is without a confirmed, unconditional rescue plan that stands a good chance of going ahead;
it is in England, Wales or Scotland.
Update the register
Helping us to keep the register updated is one of the most valuable things you can do to support our buildings at risk work. It means that those who can potentially help buildings will be able to see their current state clearly.
What information should I send to help you update the register?
Please let us know about changes relating to the condition of the building, any news about planning applications that could affect it, whether or not it is for sale, any details in the existing entry which are lacking, out of date or incorrect, any information about the history of the building and its past life, community groups interested in supporting or taking on the building and any realistic suggestions of alternative uses or other measures which could help the building to survive.
We are looking for factual information that is not confidential, sensitive or linked to individual people and can be included on a publicly available database. If the update information supplied duplicates information already on the register or in other updates, we may not include it.
What is the best way to send updates?
There are two ways in which you can provide update information. First, email our Buildings at Risk Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org. Secondly, if you are a Friend or Saviour, you can use the Boost the BaR function. This is described further below.
Boost the BaR
Do you have interesting historical information about a building or do you know someone who used to live or work there? Do you live near to a building and have a recent photograph of it? We would love to add your contributions to the register to help us Boost the BaR!
If you are a Friend or Saviour, log in to the SAVE website and go to the relevant building entry, then simply go to Boost the BaR at the bottom of the entry and click “Add My Own Contribution”. Once you have added your text, and pressed the "Submit" button, you will be given the option to upload up to five photographs.
After review by us, your contributions will appear below the relevant entry on the register under your Username. When you log in, you will be able to see all the contributions you have made in “Your Account”.
If you are using Boost the BaR to send us an update, the information will generally be added as an update to the main entry once we have reviewed it.
How to take and send photographs for the register
Photographs should be high resolution (minimum size: 2 Mb).
If you are visiting a building to take a photograph or gather information about its condition, please remember that the building is likely to be private property and will require the owner's permission to enter. In addition, it may be in poor condition and therefore potentially dangerous.
Please do not put your personal safety in danger or break the law by going on to private property.
Photographs should be taken from public rights of way or public land unless you have obtained specific consent from the property owner.
Photographs should not include people or details which may enable the identification of individuals.
Unless you tell us otherwise, we may use your photographs in other parts of the SAVE website or in press releases or newsletters and will credit the photograph using your name.
Volunteer with us
We are always looking for volunteers who are able to give us their time and expertise to help with updates. You may enjoy researching historic buildings, taking photographs or working to protect the heritage of your local area. You do not need to have any qualifications or expertise beyond an interest in the historic built environment. The work is very flexible and can usually be done remotely. We will provide guidance and support as needed. Please email our general office email, email@example.com, to let us know if you are interested.
Join SAVE Britain’s Heritage as a Friend or Saviour
To get full access to the Buildings at Risk Register with all the information we hold on buildings at risk from around the UK, to contribute to the register by using “Boost the BaR” and to follow and support our campaigning work to save threatened historic buildings, please join us! Please go to “Support Us” to join.