Grangewood has today launched a campaign in celebration of London’s unique heritage buildings. It coincides with the 150th anniversary year of the blue plaque buildings scheme, operated by English Heritage. It’s estimated that there are around 500,000 listed buildings in England alone. From the Tower of London to the home where OO7 creator Ian Fleming grew up – they all have a story to tell.
This summer Grangewood will share some of the stories behind these historical buildings, what they mean to modern day society, people and places, as well as crowning the nation’s favourite, here in London.
Richard Stevens, Grangewood CEO said:
“London is adorned with heritage buildings with listed status, many of which we have the privilege of working on. Most of the buildings we restore are Grade I or Grade II listed. We’re proud of what we do and we’re passionate about heritage buildings. For over 20 years we’ve been applying our expertise and craft to refurbish some of London’s most historic addresses. People are fascinated by what goes on behind the construction hoardings”.
This summer we’re shining a spotlight on heritage buildings and celebrating everything that makes them special. As part of our celebration we will identify London’s best loved heritage building. We are asking industry and the public alike to vote via a short survey:
www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/yourfavourite, before crowning the winner in June.
For everyone who takes part in the survey Grangewood is making a donation to The Heritage of London Trust. The charity helps preserve the buildings and monuments that tell the story of the city and its people and Grangewood hopes to raise over £2000 to support the Trusts projects and save buildings at risk.
Over the coming months it will be talking to the experts and organisations involved in protecting, and conserving London’s heritage. From the English Heritage, National Trust, to Save Britain’s Heritage, Grangewood will pay tribute to, and promote the importance of their work and others.
If you’re interested in heritage buildings and want to know more about the skills and crafts used to restore them or the prominent people who used to live in them you can find all of the stories, interviews as well as interesting facts on Grangewoods website as they are published this summer.