About Us

Bringing buildings and communities together.

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The Trust was set up in 1992 as the Heritage of London Trust Operations Ltd and was rebranded as the London Historic Buildings Trust in 2019.

We have a strong track record of high quality heritage-led projects that remove problem or difficult buildings from the Heritage at Risk register across Greater London, working with London Boroughs and Historic England. We re-use historic architecture to create sustainable projects, innovative social solutions and cultural benefits for future generations and we also act as a facilitator, assisting local authorities, community groups and other building preservation trusts to move their own projects forward. The London Historic Buildings Trust was set up in 1992 as the Heritage of London Trust Operations Ltd and was rebranded in 2019.  

Our Vision

Our vision is to deliver high quality, sustainable heritage-led projects. We will re-use historic buildings throughout Greater London to create innovative social solutions and cultural benefits.

Our Mission

We will ensure that our projects are informed, wherever possible, by the needs of a local community, and result in positive social change, sensitive regeneration, and training, learning and volunteering, and employment opportunities. We will also support local communities in their aspirations to safeguard local buildings, offering professional guidance through training and consultancy services.

Our Aims

We aim to:

  • Sensitively repair and convert neglected historic buildings- those included on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk register, and those that are not.
  • Develop heritage led re-use schemes informed by the needs and aspirations of a local community.
  • Act as a development partner for owners of heritage assets seeking a scheme that places the historic building, its local environment, and the needs of the local community at the forefront.
  • Support, inform/educate and facilitate at a local level, working with local community groups and fledgling trusts.
  • Act as a catalyst for sensitive regeneration in the most deprived areas of London.

Our Strategic Objectives

Our six strategic delivery objectives are to:

  • Engage with volunteer-led groups to help save their local buildings;
  • Deliver high quality heritage-led regeneration projects;
  • Ensure we achieve long-term sustainability;
  • Share our skills and knowledge with others;
  • Ensure our projects embrace groups (and people) that might not otherwise engage or associate with heritage assets;
  • Undertake projects that support our three social impact objectives

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Support Us

To support us financially you can make a one off donation or, for an annual donation, you can become one of our patrons and take part in our new Patron’s Programme of events, lectures and site visits.

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