Project information

Bretby Art Pottery Showroom

The Bretby Art Pottery showroom is a Grade II historic building that has been neglected for over 25 years and on the local Heritage at Risk register.

Minimum of 3 years

Charity information: The Heritage Trust

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  • Need


    We are trying to save the Grade II Bretby Art Pottery Showroom in Woodville Derbyshire from further dereliction and remove it from the local Heritage at Risk register.


    To rescue this wonderful historic building we are trying to raise funds for urgent repairs and find a sustainable new use.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To save the Grade II Bretby Art Pottery Showroom


    » Raise money to undertake emergency repairs
    » Investigate sustainable new uses
    » Raise money for the full restoration of the building
    » Retain and maintain the building for current and future generations

    What success will look like

    Bring the building back into use

  • Impact


    The building will be rescued and used for activities that generate employment and allow for the building to be a maintained


    A sustainable use needs to be found and options appraisals are being completed to identify that the viable option is the one that is followed


    We have very active social media accounts and a website that will be utilised for the purpose of keeping donors informed

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £502,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500 Emergency repairs Amount need to make the shell of the building watertight and secure
      £500,000 Building restoration To repair and adapt the building to allow the new use
  • Background


    The building is located in Woodville Derbyshire. An area that is currently in need of some regeneration and job creation.


    During the duration of the construction phase it is hoped that several people can be trained in traditional skills with the aim that this will lead to future employment benefits. The local community will be involved and given opportunities to get involved at all stages and learn about heritage. on completion the building will allow for new employment in the area and place that can be used by the local community.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Within the Trust we have various people who possess the skilled needed to make the project a success with a proven track records of similar ventures.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Michael Faulkner


    John Somers


    Tom Hobbs


    Jeff Morris