The Architectural Heritage Fund made 15 new grant offers amounting to £59,250 across the UK in April and May for community-led efforts to save historic buildings valued by local communities. Here are two examples of projects supported:
The Springburn district of Glasgow was once a major centre for the manufacture of locomotives. The St Rollox Railway Works was the largest of four major works in the area. The Category B-listed Works office, built in 1887 for the Caledonian Railway Company, is now partly occupied by Saheliya, a specialist mental health charity providing support and therapeutic services to black and minority ethnic women and girls. It was SCVO’s Charity of the Year in 2016 in recognition of its work with migrant and refugee communities across Scotland. A Project Viability Grant will help the charity explore options for the potential acquisition and development of the building as its main base in the city.
A Project Viability Grant will enable the Welsh Georgian Trust to explore options for bringing the Grade II* Foley House in Haverfordwest back into sustainable use. Built circa 1790 and designed by John Nash, the villa has been out of use for more than a decade. After being unable to find a buyer, Pembrokeshire County Council approached the Trust to see if it could find a solution. Having successfully delivered a similar scheme at Plas Kynaston in Wrexham, there are hopes that the Trust will be able to develop a scheme to save the building.
All recent AHF grant offers are listed here: