Keep eyes and ears on the national media tomorrow (Wednesday) for mention of the Carriageworks. Somebody may have put a mark against it’s future safety?
English Heritage have released their Heritage at Risk Register for 2011 (link opens pdf). The Carriageworks features prominently on the introductory page and as one of the top 10 priority sites (another pdf link) in the South West.
These priority sites are considered by EH to be suitable “for additional support to save them for the future. We will be working with owners, developers, trusts and local authorities to find the right solution for these sites with the aim of getting them repaired and back into sustainable use where possible, so they can be removed from the Heritage at Risk Register.”
The listing for the Carriageworks states:
SITE NAME: Carriage Works, 104 Stokes Croft, Bristol
DESIGNATION: Listed Building Grade II*, CA
CONDITION: Very bad
PRIORITY: A (A)
OWNER TYPE: Private
Carriage works,1862. A notable building in a manner recognised as particular to the city. Large and complex site including 4 Ashley Road (grade II) also in very bad condition. Discussions with the Local Planning Authority and other parties about the future of the building are ongoing.