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Restoring buildings of architectural and historical interest

Greater Manchester Building Preservation Trust saves buildings at risk

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

Heritage Champions

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

Project Aims

• 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

• Redecoration

Fund Raising

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
Manchester City
Salford
Wigan
Bolton
Bury
Rochdale
Oldham
Tameside
Stockport
Trafford

Greater Manchester Building Preservation Trust

The Edgar Woods Centre

Long Street Methodist Church

Lever Street

Middleton

Manchester, M24 5UE

Hon. Secretary, Christine Grime

gmbpt@talktalk.net

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