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1 Tollesbury could use... The Tollesbury Granary... MEHBT The Mid Essex Historic Buildings Trust The Opportunity to Rescue The Woodrolfe Granary, Tollesbury, Essex. Alan Coday MEHBT Project Organiser

2 The Opportunity to Rescue The Tollesbury Granary. MEHBT The Mid Essex Historic Buildings Trust Introductions - The Trust - The Trustees Our Inaugural Project - Artisans Cottage, Maldon Introducing the Woodrolfe Granary The Possibilities The Problems The Feasibility Study Future Funding Possible Players Discussions: Chairman - Andrew White.

3 Introductions - The Trust - TheTrustees Registered Charity Non Profit-making Building Preservation Trust 9 volunteer Trustees, 2 advisors. 2 architects 2 solicitors former MDC Head of Planning County Councillor CPRE & former Chair of MDC MDCllr & former Chair of MDC BDC Cabinet Member Co. secretary/Accountant Conservation Consultant MEHBT The Mid Essex Historic Buildings Trust

4 MEHBT inaugural project ‘The Artisans, Cottage, Maldon in 1990

5 MEHBT inaugural project ‘The Artisans, Cottage’, Maldon After a 24 week £70k restoration project in 2001

6 The Tollesbury Granary has Great Potential to be a local Maritime Museum, & Natural History Visitor Centre and Tourist Gateway... Aerial photograph courtesy of Tollesbury Boatyard Grade 2 Listed 19th century Approx 5 m x 10 m 2nd storey modified 1920 ? Granary Local knowledge?

7 The Tollesbury Granary could be... As welcoming as …the National Maritime Museum Falmouth NMMC photo from a focal point for all visitors a gateway to local features and businesses

8 The Tollesbury Granary could be As informative as the Millenium Signpost, Scout Scar, Cumbria. Directing visitors to local features, facilities and businesses an informative gateway signposted to everything the locality has to offer

9 The Tollesbury Granary could be... As meaningful as …the West Hanningfield EWT Visitor Centre EWT photos from A centre for conveying facts about the local coast, countryside and custom

10 The Tollesbury Granary could be... As versatile as …Great Dunmow Maltings a place to demonstrate Tollesbury’s pride in its heritage and happenings

11 The Tollesbury Granary could be... As specialist as … the RSPB at Bradwell St Peter on the Wall a place to focus upon local natural history, with versatile facilities for local and distant communities to explore and enjoy

12 What is the Best Use of the Tollesbury Granary? What are the opportunities? What are the problems? The MEHBT Feasibility Study: Cost £6200 Grateful to … Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) £4600 Woodrolfe Boatyard Maldon District Council (Conservation Grant) Tollesbury Parish Council Analysis of... all Potential Uses Planning Issues/Access/Sanitation Tenure (potential for lease) Car Parking (potential licence) Access (New exterior steps & Lift) Flooding Frequency/Impact Extent of Repairs Cost of Repairs (£110k) Full Restoration Project (£251k)

13 The Tollesbury Granary has its problems... The MEHBT Feasibility Study presents a fully detailed condition survey by Hilary Brightman Conservation Architect & The Morton Partnership

14 The Tollesbury Granary needs funds... The MEHBT Feasibility Study prompts the Trust to find and secure £251,000 to rescue this building The MEHBT Feasibility Study presents professionally researched Costings to Repair and Convert The Woodrolfe Granary into a Visitor Centre

15 The Tollesbury Granary has Great Potential to be a local Maritime Museum, & Natural History Visitor Centre and Tourist Gateway... The MEHBT Feasibility Study confirms that a Maritime and Natural History Visitor Centre would be the best use of this building, securing its decaying fabric for a sustainable future. The Feasibility Study presents the full details of professional research. 7

16 The Tollesbury Granary needs to appeal to... The MEHBT Feasibility Study empowers the Trust to rescue this building......but only if we can find and involve suitable end-user groups The Community, via Tollesbury Heritage Group The Blackwater Project (Maldon DC) Essex Wildlife Trust The RSPB The National Trust The Ramblers Association Visitors from Land and Yachts & Boats Educational visitors / training establishments Charitable grantors (HLF, AHF, MAYA, Thames G/W etc)

17 The Tollesbury Granary needs... The Feasibility Study brings these visions one step closer to reality. Can you or your organisation… actively support this project? To secure Suitable End Users To secure Funding To finalise Lease negotiations for ‘community use’ To procure a Restoration Contract Potentially to hand over the Management of the restored building to a Community Based Heritage Group To create an attractive, functional, catalytic coastal focus: Tollesbury’s ‘Maritime and Natural History Visitor Centre’

18 MEHBT The Mid Essex Historic Buildings Trust “Champions of the Hopeless Building…” Project Organiser: Dr Alan Coday Chairman: Mr Andrew White Registered Address: The Custom House 112b High Street Maldon Essex CM9 5ET Backdrop: MEHBT inaugural project ‘The Artisans, Cottage’, Maldon after a 24 week £70k restoration project in 2001 All photos by AEC unless creditted What is the MEHBT and what does it do? This non-profit making registered charity seeks to rescue Built Heritage in the Mid Essex Region. It is backed by the Architectural Heritage Fund (tel ) and can attract Grant Aid and preferential Restoration Loans only available to Building Preservation Trusts. The Trust comprises 9 Trustees with professional experience in Planning, Law, Building Conservation, and Architecture. It has dedicated advisors on Finance, Law, Building Surveying & Contract Management Through acquisition and redeployment, we seek to rescue Heritage Buildings that have become misused, redundant, obsolete or dilapidated for whatever reason – whether through commercial, financial, legal, personal, or domestic crises. Is the MEHBT part of the Local Authority? No. The Trust is a registered charity that has developed very close links with Braintree, Chelmsford, & Maldon District Councils as well as Essex County Council. Our close but independent relationship allows us to understand and negotiate with these statutory bodies but allows us the freedom to explore the best possible potential outcome for any particular heritage building that may be at risk. MEHBT A Non Profit-Making Charitable Trust Registered Charity No Ltd by Guarantee & Registered in England No


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