The 2018-2019 Buildings at Risk Catalogue, ‘Revive and Survive’ will be published by SAVE on 27 June 2018.
This year’s forgotten buildings in the Buildings at Risk Catalogue include courthouses, theatres, shipyard offices, churches, barracks, a shopping arcade, a tiny welsh toll cottage, a house inhabited by George Eliot, several large country houses, pubs, town halls, factories and allotment huts. The pages of the catalogue are full of photographs of unknown or overlooked historic gems some huge, some humble. All have an individual story to tell and are just waiting for sympathetic restoration and reuse.
SAVE’s annual Buildings at Risk Catalogue is a must read for anyone interested in Britain’s heritage and is an essential tool for prospective restorers. SAVE’s reports play a critical role in the conservation of Britain’s historic buildings. Some two-thirds of the buildings included in SAVE’s first report on endangered country houses, published in 1977, had found new owners or uses within three or four years and good news has continued ever since.
Liz Fuller, SAVE’s Building at Risk Officer said: ‘All over the country there are countless numbers of disused historic buildings which could be revived with new uses to ensure their survival. In preparing this year’s buildings at risk catalogue ‘Revive and Survive’ we have unearthed a treasure trove of beautiful buildings which tell the story of this country but need action to be taken if they are to survive.’
Available to pre-order now, Revive and Survive: Buildings at Risk 2018-19 is priced at £15.00, or £10.00 for Friends of SAVE (+£2.50 P&P/ +£5.00 P&P international). Orders can be made online – http://www.savebritainsheritage.org/publications/ – by post – SAVE, 70 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ – or over the phone – 020 7253 3500.
There will be a launch party on 27th June 2018 at the Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1. RSVP essential via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/revive-and-survive-launch-of-the-2018-19-buildings-at-risk-catalogue-tickets-46363023050.
For further information and images, please contact the SAVE Office on 020 7253 3500, or Liz Fuller, SAVE’s Buildings at Risk Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org