Queen Street Gateway Townscape Heritage Scheme
Wolverhampton City Council secured £864,100 Heritage Lottery funding to support the Queen Street Gateway Townscape Heritage Scheme in 2015. The scheme was supported by a partnership of local groups and organisations to assist the Council in delivering the project. COWRBPT Vice Chairman, Ed Barron was Chairman of the Partnership Board.
A programme of grant assisted works was targeted towards buildings of architectural and historic interest. Eligible works comprised repairs to the external fabric of the buildings and enhancements involving the replication of lost features of architectural interest. Grants were offered at levels of 70% or 85% depending upon the type of work, and subject to the owner’s contribution and private wider work.
Grants were offered for works to Georgian townhouses on the South side of Queen Street – No’s 44; 45; 47; 48; 49 and these were completed. No’s 25 & 28 on the North side which are shops are both underway for completion by 31st January 2021. The Heritage Lottery has provided a short extension of time for the project because of the impact of Covid 19.
The Queen Street TH Project delivered a full programme of volunteer historical research and publications and a series of skills training events
More information about the project is available at Queen Street Gateway Townscape Heritage Scheme including a series of publications about the history of the street and audio digital trails.
Partnership Chairman Ed Barron examines publications produced as part of the project.
No 47 Before
No 47 After