Save Britain's Heritage

Save Britain's Heritage

Charity information

Save Britain's Heritage

SAVE has been campaigning for historic buildings since its formation in 1975 by a group of architects, journalists and planners. SAVE is a strong, independent voice in heritage conservation

Founded 1975

  • Mission statement

    SAVE Britain's Heritage campaigns to promote high standards of planning and architecture, and to save from needless destruction or disfigurement buildings, or groups of buildings and designed landscapes of special historic or architectural interest.

    Through press releases, lightning leaflets, reports, books and exhibitions, SAVE has championed the cause of decaying country houses, redundant churches and chapels, disused mills and warehouses, blighted streets and neighbourhoods, cottages and town halls, railway stations, hospitals, military buildings and asylums.

    From the start, SAVE has always placed a special emphasis on the possibilities of alternative uses for historic buildings and, in a number of cases, it has prepared its own schemes for re-use of threatened buildings. On repeated occasions SAVE proposals have been instrumental in giving threatened buildings a renewed lease of life. SAVE is also very active on the broader issues of preservation policy.

  • Aims

    Save Britain's Heritage aims to:

    • Promote high standards of planning and architecture, and to save from needless destruction buildings of special historic or architectural interest
  • Overview

    Established: January 1975

    Registered Charity Number: 269129

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 020 7253 3500

    Address: 70 Cowcross Street EC1M 6EJ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Fighting Fund

    The Fighting Fund allows SAVE to campaign for buildings under particular threat from demol... More
  • Fighting Fund: Grimsby Docks

    SAVE has launched a campaign to protect a series of historic port buildings within Grimsby... More