UAHS welcomes the Northern Ireland Audit Office's acknowledgement that Northern Ireland's built heritage is 'an irreplaceable cultural asset' and 'a vital and non-renewable component of our economy' making 'a significant contribution to a number of outcomes in the draft Programme for Government 2016-2021. The report highlights that the second survey of listed buildings in Northern Ireland remains significantly behind schedule.
Built Heritage at Risk Northern Ireland (BHARNI)
Built Heritage at Risk Northern Ireland (B.H.A.R.N.I)
A comprehensive online Built Heritage at Risk Northern Ireland Register (BHARNI) has been compiled in partnership with the Department for Communities, (DfC), formerly DoE.
The Register highlights almost 500 buildings and monuments of architectural and historic interest whose future seems threatened and may be suitable for restoration and repair. Many structures featured in the past have subsequently found new owners or uses, while negotiations are ongoing in other cases.
The project aims to heighten public awareness of built heritage ‘at risk’; provide help and advice for existing owners who may wish to engage upon a suitable scheme of repair; and offer assistance to potential new restoring owners who are looking for properties for sale. A list of properties currently for sale is available here.
A range of photographs on a majority of the structures that feature on the Built Heritage at Risk Register can be viewed on the UAHS Flickr page.
ONLINE fifth edition of the UAHS Directory of Traditional Building Skills
Under the Built Heritage at Risk section of our website you will also find information on Best practice success stories, funding advice, Meanwhile Uses and much more. Search the sections below for more details.