Sunday, 3 January 2010

Saving Georgian Liverpool

This derelict terrace of around 1819 in Dale Street, Liverpool, was recently listed GII and is within a World Heritage Site and conservation area, but its condition had been allowed to deteriorate to such an extent that demolition had become a real possibility. Towards the end of 2008 we gave £1,000 to enable the Heritage Trust for the North West, a building preservation trust, to look at ways of saving the buildings. The grant had an immediate positive effect by making possible a structural survey which showed that the buildings could be restored without the need for a road closure. This had been a major sticking point with the City Council, whose offices are directly opposite. The terrace now seems likely to be saved and restored.

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