A significant renovation and repair programme has been completed on the Quick Silver building at the corner of Green Lane and St Peters Church Yard in Derby.
The building – a former Methodist chapel, now known as Green Lane House – was identified as the main priority within Derby City Council’s Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI).
Local residents, businesses and the St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) were all concerned about the state of the building.
The THI is a five year project, jointly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Derby City Council – providing 70% and 30% of the funding, respectively.
It aims to support the conservation and sympathetic restoration of historic buildings in the St Peters Quarter and Green Lane conservation areas of Derby city.
The project at Green Lane House involved restoring windows, terracotta and stone detailing and repairing brickwork to match the existing structure.
It also included repairs to the roof and surface rainwaters systems.
The THI project provided a grant of around £300,000 (70% funded by the Heritage Lottery) and works began in March 2018.
Cllr Matthew Holmes, Derby City Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, planning and transportation, said: “It’s fantastic to see this historic building restored to its former glory.
“The repairs are another milestone in our plans to regenerate the local area by improving economic vitality and footfall to this important part of the city.
“We’re very grateful to the Heritage Lottery for contributing greatly to the funding to allow us to carry out restorations.”