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
• To reinstate important historic features
• To bring redundant floor space back into re-use to ensure long-term
investment in maintenance can be maintained
• To ensure that the building is removed from the Historic England
Heritage at Risk Register
Scope of Repairs
• Repair/reinstate important historical features
• Window repairs
• Reinstate historic canopies
• Internal and external door repairs
• External fabric repairs
• Bringing redundant historical floor space back into long-term use
• Installation of a new commercial kitchen for events in the Main Hall
• Removal of harmful asbestos
• New mechanical installations
• New electrical installations
• Creation of a large meeting room for community use
• Removal of garage, creation of a secure service area and improvements to landscaping
Would you or your family like to become a benefactor for the repair works at Long Street?
You can become a benefactor by sponsoring a window restoration from the range available.
Each benefactor will receive the following acknowledgements:
• A brass plaque with a message of your choice which will be fixed within the reveal of the relevant window
• Your name will be acknowledged on a sign board within the Vestibule in recognition of your contribution
• An entry will be included into the Restoration Record book with minimum 1 page per benefactor
• Each benefactor will receive a souvenir copy of the Restoration Record book
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.
THE GREATER MANCHESTER AUTHORITIES