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About Us

About Us

Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust (RBPT) is a locally based heritage restoration charity. The Station, which we own, was our first Project and, following sympathetic renovations, we now manage the business. We are continually looking for other challenges, which now include the Old Grammar School (Lower School) in Richmond.

The Trust was formed in 2003 with the aim of finding a new, exciting use for the old Richmond Station. The founding Trustees, from many different backgrounds, were passionate about saving the 2* listed building from dereliction or unsympathetic development.

The Trust was named to allow for future adoption, restoration and management of buildings at risk in Richmondshire.

Charitable Purposes and Vision

To preserve for the people of Richmondshire and of the Nation, the historical, architectural and constructional heritage that may exist in and around Richmondshire in the County of North Yorkshire in buildings and land of particular beauty or historical, architectural and constructional interest.

To promote Education and the Arts in such charitable ways as the Trustees consider appropriate from time to time to complement the preservation of the said Historical Architectural and Constructional Heritage.

Charitable Purposes and Vision

Aims

The aspiration of the Trust is to “make buildings better”.

We currently have one completed Project, the former Richmond Station, for which the Trust raised significant funding to create a venue for “Film Food and Art” that is in sympathy with the original building.

Currently we are working on a new project, Richmond’s Old Grammar School, where we hope to base community offices, run a large function room, a small café and other activities for the benefit of locals and visitors.

The Trust has also been involved with other potential Projects and we welcome requests to consider and possibly become involved with other opportunities.

We also have a small grants fund, where one-off payments can be given to conserve or repair smaller structures.