Heritage at Risk
A comprehensive online Built Heritage at Risk Northern Ireland Register (BHARNI) has been compiled in partnership with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.
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.
Buildings at Risk for sale:
The Built Heritage at Risk Partnership encourages owners who may not have a sustainable end use or plan in mind for their property to consider putting it up for sale. This increases the chances of getting the property into the right hands of a new restorer purchaser who may be in a better position to do something positive.
Typically there may have usually been only 3 or 4 BHARNI register entries for sale at any one time; however the current economic climate has pushed this number up considerably. More of these unique buildings available mean more opportunity for people to obtain their very own little piece of history and avail of their potential. There are several which are currently on the market, which can be viewed here.