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Public meeting: Save Liverpool Street Station
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Reuse Me, Don't Lose Me - 2023 Launch of Buildings at Risk with guest speakers
Join us to mark the launch of more than 60 new additions to our Buildings at Risk Register. Hear from our Buildings at Risk Officer with highlights from the new entries and three guest speakers who have nominated buildings this year about why their building matters and what they hope can be done to bring them back into use.
EVENT: Rare chance to see inside grade I-listed Ombersley Court
First open day in Worcestershire country house’s 300-year history
EVENT: A Total Artwork: Important new perspectives on the threatened Oldham Mural
George Mayer-Marton’s ‘dazzling’ Oldham Mural is at risk – just as its significance is being better understood. Join us for this special online event organised by SAVE Britain’s Heritage and the Twentieth Century Society.
SAVE Lecture with George Clarke - The Restoration Warriors of Britain
Special live online lecture with SAVE Britain's Heritage and architect and TV presenter George Clarke
Renewal of Rochdale – a typical Lancashire mill town
Join Mike Ashworth, former head of heritage for Transport for London, for a virtual tour of historic Rochdale
Public Meeting Announcement: Norwich, 14th January 2020
Come to the public meeting on 14th January 2020 to hear from local and national organisations about the devastating impact this development could have and see a new vision for Anglia Square - streets of terraced houses, shops and cinema without a 20 storey tower. Support the campaign to #StoptheTower
Building of the Month January 2019: East Scale Farmhouse, West of Grisedale, Garsdale, Yorkshire Dales
With some determination and imagination, this interesting farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales could become a welcoming place of shelter and community once again.
Building of the Month November 2020: Lock Keeper's Cottages, Ipswich
These small but distinctive buildings are at the heart of the historic port of Ipswich. They have stood boarded up for several years. Together with other nearby dock buildings they could play a leading role in the continued regeneration of the area.
Concert: Tenebrae Consort in St Mary le Strand, 26 November 2018, London, 6pm-8pm
SAVE is delighted to announce a special concert by Tenebrae Consort on 26 November. Join us for an evening of music to celebrate the beauty and splendour of St Mary Le Strand.
Building of the Month October 2018: Old Haggs Farm
Farmhouse with close links to D.H. Lawrence needs new impetus to secure its future
SAVE photographer shortlisted for Welsh heritage award
SAVE is delighted to hear that Barry Eveleigh has been shortlisted for a Heritage Angel Award Wales in the category of "Best Heritage Research, Interpretation or Recording" for his project entitled "The Lost World of the Welsh Chapel".
Building of the Month, September 2018: The Bilston School of Art, Wolverhampton
The Bilston School of Art has long served Wolverhampton as a place of education and improvement. Situated in the Mount Pleasant area of Wolverhampton, it was built to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.
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.
SAVE objects to proposed loss of Ealing’s last conservation officer post
SAVE Britain’s Heritage objects to the plans to abolish the principle conservation officer post within the planning department of the London Borough of Ealing, the only post with specific heritage expertise.
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.
Building of the Month June 2018: Cattistock Lodge, Dorset
Taken from the cover of our forthcoming Buildings at Risk Catalogue, Revive and Survive, Cattistock Lodge has a beautiful and mysterious appearance. It is a house that has clearly been in decline for a while and stands in grounds containing other buildings.
SAVE urges Waltham Forest to stop imminent demolition of two remaining Edwardian buildings at Selwyn Primary school in Highams Park
SAVE feels very strongly about the loss of these handsome Edwardian buildings. Even at this late stage, we support the efforts of local people to save the remaining delightful buildings from the bulldozer.
Star actress backs listing of the historic Empire cinema, Haymarket
The award winning film, television and theatre actress, Gillian Anderson OBE has written to Historic England backing our listing application for the Empire, Haymarket, and made a plea for the preservation of the interiors of this 1927 cinema.
EVENT: SAVE Walking Tour of Clerkenwell (London Festival of Architecture)
SAVE is delighted to be taking part in the 2018 London Festival of Architecture by hosting a special walking tour of Clerkenwell on 2 June. The walk will be led by historian and author Alec Forshaw and explore the evolving identity and opportunities of Clerkenwell through its historic buildings and streets.
Building of the Month April 2018: 11 Eldon Street, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire
Standing in the centre of Tuxford, an old coaching stop on the Great North Road in Nottinghamshire, this modest but historic building needs definitive action to make it safe and bring it back into use.
Press release: Listed buildings under threat in Wales - heritage groups urge rethink of planning law reform
In a letter printed in The Times today, nine national heritage organisations including SAVE Britain’s Heritage are calling on the Welsh Law Commission and the Welsh Assembly to reject proposed changes to legislation that would abolish listed building consent and merge it with planning permission.
Building of the Month: Cliftonville Lido and Clifton Baths in Margate need their own invigorating treatmentThe once majestic Cliftonville Lido in Margate sits atop the listed remnants of the Clifton Baths which date from the 1820s. Building on the existing heritage-led regeneration of Margate, a comprehensive plan is needed to bring it back to life.
Building of the Month January 2018: Hexham Workhouse needs to be put to work again
Hexham Workhouse has been on our register since 2006, the year after it was acquired by a developer with plans to convert to care home use. Apart from a withdrawn application to demolish some of the buildings on site in 2010, no specific proposals have yet been made as to its new use. With no plans ever forthcoming, a local group has proposed an alternative affordable housing scheme.
Announcement: SAVE Christmas membership offer
Support SAVE by joining us as a Friend before 20th December 2017 and receive a £5.00 SAVE book voucher
Building of the Month November 2017: Former Temperance Hotel, Granby Street, Leicester
Is this the most at risk building in Leicester? A former Temperance Hotel in Leicester city centre from where Thomas Cook built his travel business needs someone with his vision to save it.
Building of the Month October 2017: Brynwell Farmhouse, Vale of Glamorgan
Victorian but with 14th century elements, this Grade II listed farmhouse near to Cardiff may stand on the site of a 12th century castle. It could be brought back into residential use and there is potential for the outbuildings also to be converted.
Press release: Developer mutilates Jacobean ceiling to avoid potential listing
An ornate Jacobean pendant ceiling in Bristol, dating from the 1620s, was demolished by its owner yesterday (30 August 2017), in a bid to avoid it being listed by Historic England
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.
Leading architects, writers and historians back bid to save Southwark tube station - a modern ‘architectural sensation’
A group of leading historians, writers and architects is urging the Secretary of State for Culture Karen Bradley to assess the architectural quality of 11 modern Jubilee Line tube stations – all opened to critical acclaim in 1999 - including Southwark which was recently refused listing.
SAVE objects to demolition of North West House, Westminster
SAVE Britain’s Heritage has objected to proposals to demolish North West House, a handsome historic building on the Marylebone Road in Westminster.
SAVE Lecture: Just a certificate on the wall? UNESCO World Heritage status and the battle for the city
We were delighted that SAVE's 2017 annual lecture was given by architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright, entitled:Just a certificate on the wall? UNESCO World Heritage status and the battle for the city
Buildings at Risk Photography Exhibition 2017 - support SAVE by purchasing a print
In conjunction with the launch of Up My Street, SAVE’s 2017-18 Buildings at Risk Catalogue, SAVE mounted an exhibition of a selection of photographs by Eveleigh Photography that have featured in SAVE reports over the last three years.
The prints are now available to purchase from www.eveleighphotography.net at £15.00 for an A3 and £25.00 for an A2 print. All proceeds will go directly to SAVE Britain's Heritage.
Building of the Month July 2017 - Tonedale Mills, Wellington, Somerset
From our newly published Buildings at Risk Catalogue, Up My Street, the vast Tonedale Mills site in Wellington, Somerset is possibly the biggest and most challenging site to be added to SAVE's register this year. See http://www.savebritainsheritage.org/publications to purchase Up My Street.
Georgian school hall in Ryde, Isle of Wight on market after years of neglect
13th June 2017
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.
SAVE Walking Tour 20th May 2017
Join us on Saturday 20th May to discover historic Clerkenwell.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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: 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: 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: SAVE presents new research about the Phoenix Columns at Smithfield General Market
Press release: SAVE salutes King's College London's decision to withdraw 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: Public Inquiry called over plans to demolish 154-158 and façade 152-153 Strand
SAVE welcomes Greg Clark's decision to call in Kings College's planning application.
Press release: SAVE prepares a new vision for Silver Hill, Winchester
With the architect Huw Thomas SAVE is preparing a new vision for the Silver Hill site in Winchester
Press release: change of position from Historic England on the Strand buildings; Michael Palin adds his voice to the campaign
SAVE welcomes Historic England’s reviewed stance on the Strand: they now conclude that King’s College’s proposals to demolish four buildings and retain only the façade of a fifth causes substantial harm to the conservation area
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 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: Kings College London proposes demolition of a group of distinctive historic buildings on one of London’s most famous thoroughfares: SAVE objects
SAVE is robustly objecting to a planning application from Kings College, London, to demolish four buildings on the Strand that goes to planning committee tonight in the City of Westminster (Tuesday 21st April).
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.
Support our campaign for Wentworth Woodhouse
There are two ways you can support our campaign - make a pledge or donation, or contribute towards SAVE's costs.
Press release: The future of England's grandest country house
A race is on to raise funds to preserve Wentworth Woodhouse, one of the grandest stately homes in Britain, by placing it in a new charitable trust which will open it to the public. So far £3.4m has been pledged towards an acquisition target of £7m. SAVE is now urgently seeking a matching sum to enable the purchase to go ahead.
Event: After Smithfield Symposium
Thursday 16th October 2014, 6.30 pm The Gallery, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL
Kapow! A blow to butchering developers that will resonate for years
Charles Clover's piece on Smithfield in the Sunday Times 13.07.14
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.
Press release: Save unveils refurbishment of 21 Madryn Street, former home of Ringo Starr’s aunt in the Welsh Streets, to designs by Wayne and Tilly Hemingway
As the public inquiry into the demolition of over 400 terraced houses in Liverpool’s Welsh Streets gets underway, SAVE presents the redecoration and refurbishment currently taking place at our house in Madryn Street.
Press Release: SAVE launches crowd funding initiative to raise funds for a public inquiry into the Welsh Streets, Liverpool
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: http://digventures.com/projects/save-the-welsh-streets-2014/
Event: 20th May 2014 - Discussion on the Retention of Smithfield Market.
Part of Clerkenwell Design Week
SAVE Report on the Public Inquiry Over Smithfield General Market
Press Release: The Victorian Society submits listing applications to English Heritage for the General Market and Fish Market at Smithfield
The Victorian Society has today submitted listing applications to English Heritage for the General Market and Fish Market at Smithfield in London, considering that previous listing assessments of the buildings had serious flaws.
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.
John McAslan versus SAVE as second battle of Smithfield begins
Ahead of the public inquiry, architect John McAslan and SAVE's Marcus Binney present arguments for and against the Smithfield Market overhaul. The Architects' Journal, 24.01.14
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.
Press Release: SAVE and the Victorian Society submit a full planning application for Smithfield General Market and Annex.
This alternative scheme involves no demolition and is based on a business plan from Urban Space Management, who transformed Camden Lock, and Spitalfields Market from empty heritage buildings with zero occupancy into thriving, vibrant cultural destinations.
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.
Press Release: Sir John Soane’s Piercefield House is in peril: handsome offer made to repair it
SAVE urges its owners to give the offer serious consideration.
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.
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.
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.
BATTLE LINES DRAWN AS ENGLISH HERITAGE PERFORMS A DRAMATIC CLIMB DOWN ON SMITHFIELD GENERAL MARKET
In a shocking volte face, English Heritage has written a letter to the City of London in support of a scheme to replace Smithfield General Market with an office development.
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.
Smithfield General Market - Petition to stop gutting of buildings
Henderson Global Investors' plan for Smithfield General Market is a thinly veiled application to build a series of office blocks, and demolish a remarkable group of Victorian market hall interiors. Please sign this petition to Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey to stop the gutting of Smithfield, and to list the building.
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!
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.
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.
A glimpse into Winstanley's recent history: some photos of the Hall and courtyard in better days
SAVE was delighted to receive a letter and some photos of Winstanley Hall and courtyard buildings from the daughter of the Bankes family chauffeur and cook, who grew up and lived on the Winstanley Estate for the first 27 years of her life.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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 ...
Housing Scandal! Pathfinder: A Post-Mortem
In this extract from SAVE's latest Pathfinder report, Jonathan Brown, Planner and member of Liverpool Civic Society, examines the legacy of Pathfinder - introducing a detailed critique by Bill Finlay of the recent Audit Commission report on the scheme.
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.
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 ...
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 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
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
Bulldozers Move in on Strood's Edwardian Gem
Demolition gathers pace.
The Supreme Court and the Middlesex Guildhall - the real story
On the 1st October, the judges were sworn in at the UK's new Supreme Court, housed at the Middlesex Guildhall. The Grade II* listed building has been adapted to its new function at the cost of £59 million and its previously unique, complete, historic inte
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.
The SAVE Trust - Castle House
Castle House, a remarkable folly in Bridgwater, Somerset, constructed in 1851 entirely from concrete, was purchased by the SAVE Trust in 2002. Follow the story of the Trust's efforts to rescue and repair this unique Grade II* building.
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.
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.
Campaign for Totnes Pumping Station
Following reports that owners, Dairycrest, had commenced illegal demolition of a rare Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed Atmospheric Pumping House, SAVE called for its immediate listing. In a mad and exciting tale the building was saved!
15 historic buildings set for demolition under Spurs stadium plans
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has now submitted an application to redevelop its existing stadium in north London. The plans involve the demolition of over 15 buildings on Tottenham High Road including 2 listed Georgian houses. SAVE has produced alternat
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.
Demolition approved for Clarence Street School
Bitter disappointment as Bolton Council vote for demolition of Former Clarence Street School following a hard fought battle.
Ashley House - A Complicated Story
A recent change in Council Cabinet moves the threat away from Ashley House, but for how long?
The Rebirth of Toxteth Street, SAVE proposes alternatives to demolition of Manchester Terraces
SAVE Britain's Heritage is joining forces with local residents in east Manchester to fight plans to demolish over 400 terraced houses under the government's notorious Pathfinder initiative.