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18/12/2020

Stonemason Tom Flemons received the award for his outstanding personal contribution both to traditional building skills and support of the SPAB Fellowship.

14/12/2020

Our Norfolk regional group volunteers report on a successful working party to carry out soft capping trials at a ruin

09/12/2020

A huge thank you to our members, donors, grant givers and followers who have not wavered in their support of the SPAB through the lockdown months. We would also like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the National Lottery players who made the National Lottery heritage Fund Emergency Grants possible.

Don’t forget that we will be closing the office on 23rd December for the Christmas break, re-opening 4th January. From everyone at the SPAB we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

07/12/2020

In October we received our first application relating to a listed building to be demolished for HS2. This was a Grade II listed farm near Banbury. Unfortunately, under the High Speed Rail Act 2017, which modified the controls related to listed buildings, we have little or no scope for objection. We deeply regret the demolitions necessitated by the construction of HS2.

03/12/2020

A former chapel, a 20th century post office, a Victorian home, the site of a ginger-beer making business and the home of a relic.

03/12/2020

Now a peaceful wooded gorge, Lumsdale near Matlock in Derbyshire was once a hive of industry, harnessing the power of the falling water. Since the 1930s the site has become a romantic ruin, and is now cared for by local volunteers like Alan and Christine, who have published a history of this unique place.

02/12/2020

Our Philip Webb Award recognises design that sympathetically revitalises a historic building for a new use. This year's winning scheme to reimagine disused buildings in Nottingham city into an arts centre was by Jess Tyson.

26/11/2020

The cost of the High Speed 2 rail link on our built environment.

25/11/2020

Renting and unsure how and if you can carry out building maintenance? We’ve put together some tips for renters who’d like to do more maintenance to look after their home.

23/11/2020

Our John Betjeman Award for excellence in conservation at places of worship celebrates its 30th year. The 2020 winner is Tenterden Methodist Church, Kent for the exemplary repair of a war memorial pipe organ.