Restoring buildings of architectural and historical interest
Greater Manchester Building Preservation Trust saves buildings at risk
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
The Trust was registered as Charity and Limited Company in 2004. Its aims are to restore buildings of architectural and historical interest (particularly those ‘at Risk’) in the ten Boroughs of Greater Manchester.
Chairman: Leslie Coop
Trustees: John Graham, Christine Grime, Warren Marshall, Kate Martyn, Rebecca Mills, Moira Stevenson, Mark Watson
Current project: Restoration works comple
Long Street Methodist Church School, Middleton
Long Street Methodist Church and Schools are a stunning Arts & Crafts masterpiece and part of Middleton’s Golden Cluster of architecture; a blend of rustic arts and crafts and elegant art nouveau design.
At the centre of the design is an ‘outside room’ garden with the brick church on one side and the rendered schools on the other. Linking the two are a lecture room and a gateway entrance. The styling is unique and styless… abstract or expressionist are terms which come to mind.
Their designer, Edgar Wood, created some of the most exciting architecture of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. He pioneered art nouveau in the late 1880s, Arts & Crafts in the 1890s and art deco in the early 1900s.