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English Heritage boost to work on listed buildings

English Heritage has embarked on a campaign to increase rescue work on protected buildings.

The conservation body launched a programme to add all Grade II listed buildings suffering decay or neglect to its risk register.

An initiative launched in London in 1991 to survey all of the capital’s Grade II listed structures has seen 96 per cent of those identified as at risk removed from the risk register through improvements work.

English Heritage is now calling on volunteers to survey the 345,000 Grade II buildings in England but outside London.

“We need help to produce the survey and are prepared to fund nine to 15 pilot projects up £20,000,” said English Heritage director of heritage protection and planning Ed Impey.

Impey is calling on civic groups and communities to team up with a local authority to help survey a list building in area. Any group requesting funding must be linked with the relevant local authority.

“There are opportunities for structural engineers,” added English Heritage planning and conservation director in East of England Gregory Luton. “Businesses have been built around conservation engineering.”

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