Thursday, July 9, 2020

Renovations complete on historic Derby building

A significant renovation and repair programme has been completed on the Quick Silver building at the corner of Green Lane and St Peters Church Yard, thanks to a grant from the Councils Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI).

This former Methodist chapel, now called Green Lane House, was identified as the main priority building within the Council’s THI scheme with local residents, businesses and the St Peters Quarter bid who were concerned about the state of the building.

The Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) is a five year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Derby City Council. It aims to support the conservation and sympathetic restoration of historic buildings in the St Peters Quarter and Green Lane conservation areas of the city.

The project involved reinstating windows, terracotta, stone detailing and repairing brickwork to match the existing. It also included some repairs to the roof and surface rainwaters systems.

The THI project provided a grant of up to £300,000 (70% funded by the Heritage Lottery) and works began in March 2018.

Councillor Matthew Holmes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transportation, said: “It’s fantastic to see this historic building restored to its former glory. The repairs are another milestone in our plans to regenerate the local area by improving economic vitality and footfall to this important part of the city.

“We’re very grateful to the Heritage Lottery for contributing greatly to the funding to allow us to carry out restorations.”

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