Re. Future Collective is working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to save the Golden Lion, a 16th Century Guild House, from dereliction. In 2016 we secured a Start-Up Grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake an Options Appraisal on the Golden Lion. Our objectives were to:
- Undertake a timber survey and structural survey to better understand the stability of the building and its condition.
- Identify a project group (Friends of the Golden Lion) that would become an active steering group.
- To explore viable uses for the building in the future.
The project led to an active Friends-of group, confirmation that the building is in better condition than anticipated and positive reception to the buildings use as a locally run food venue.