Heritage at risk & historic buildings grant

Heritage at risk

Historic England has been collecting data on historic buildings at risk for more than a decade. It has published a database for each local authority area including Grade I, II* and II listed buildings, scheduled monuments and conservation areas that are seen to be under threat. This is used as a pro-active tool to secure the repair of buildings by Historic England, the council and others.

View Historic England's current Heritage at Risk register.

The long-term trends have been positive for Tower Hamlets, with buildings coming off the register each year. In particular, the public attention created by the Heritage at Risk programme has been a major factor in allowing many to be taken off the list. 

Historic building grants

Under Section 57 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, the council can make discretionary historic building grants towards the cost of repairs to local historic buildings. The council awards grant assistance to listed buildings in community ownership, buildings ‘at risk’ or where there is clear public benefit arising from the works. The annual budget is limited, and grants are awarded from April each year, until the funds are exhausted. For further information on the Historic Building Grant scheme please contact the place shaping team at placeshaping@towerhamlets.gov.uk.