Installation of the Canopy in progress, 2015

Grant award for growing London Historic Buildings Trust

London Historic Buildings Trust (LHBT) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a three year Regional Capacity Building grant by Historic England.

This will enable the charity to employ two Project Managers to deliver regeneration projects from the Heritage at Risk register throughout Greater London and to contribute to the High Street Heritage Action Zone agenda through providing advice, training, skill sharing and options appraisals. 

Diana Beattie OBE, Chair of LHBT said: “This generous grant means that we will be able to undertake several exciting heritage at risk projects at once.  We shall be focussing on the positive social impact our projects can deliver, while growing our small organisation to the point where we can bring in our own income to cover the cost of project management well into the future.

“London Historic Buildings Trust has a positive momentum following its recently launched new Strategic Plan, thanks to a National Lottery Heritage Fund Resilient Heritage funded project, with an expanded ambition and new branding, and above all, many expressions of interest in working together from a range of stakeholders”.

Clare Charlesworth, Head of Region (London & South East), Historic England said “We are pleased to support London Historic Buildings Trust, who champion conservation, regeneration and the historic environment by working closely with local communities. Our Regional Capacity Building grant aims to help the Trust build a strong, sustainable future over the next 3 years.”

Notes to Editors:

LHBT, formerly known as Heritage of London Trust Operations (HOLTOPs), aims to deliver high quality, sustainable heritage-led regeneration projects.  It has a 28-year track record of re-using historic buildings throughout Greater London for the benefit of local communities.

Work has already started to consult and develop options at the Former Girls’ Charity School and no. 24 Church Street, Edmonton, the South Ealing Cemetery Chapels and Cambridge Hall (The Tin Tabernacle) in Kilburn.

LHBT focuses on those London authorities which are National Lottery Heritage Fund priority boroughs, or which have High Street Heritage Action Zones, and where there is scope to develop strong social impacts. These are

National Lottery Heritage Fund Priority Areas: Brent, Newham and Enfield

High Street HAZs: South Norwood (Croydon), Harlesden (Brent), Wentworth Street (Tower Hamlets), Woolwich (Greenwich) and   Tottenham High Road (Haringey)

Recent achievements have been completing 549 Lordship Lane to 5 units of residential housing for NHS staff and completion of the conservation and stabilisation of St George’s, the former Garrison Church at the Royal Artillery in Woolwich, securing it for long term community benefit.

The new posts will be advertised in late June on

For further information please contact Celia Mead, Interim Director on 07778 666177 or

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