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Why We Have to Restore Historic Buildings

Liver Building
Liver Building

My view on the world’s architecture has changed over the years. Ever since I started travelling, I began to see buildings more as pieces of art and history, than just a place to keep us warm or shelter us from the rain or sun.

They say travel broadens the mind and, from my experience, it most definitely does. I know the difference between Queen Anne style to Neo-Palladium architecture, because I’ve began appreciating the design, work and stories of the walls that make up our world.

What saddens me is that many buildings are standing derelict, subject to all forms of arduous weather conditions, mishaps and damage, resulting in their ruin. This is not the case with personal properties that are lying in ruin. Buildings or houses that belong to a family are more likely to have someone looking after Personal Property Restoration that would help them bring their house back to life. Unfortunately, historic buildings do not have the same privilege and often end up simply rotting. Behind each historic building lies hundreds of stories. Behind each historic building is an architect who had the imagination and determination to create a building we could all love. They should be looked after, as well.

So, it was like a breath of fresh air to read that one property developer is actually doing something to protect our historic properties. Lawrence Kenwright is a hotel developer who offers large group accommodation across Liverpool.

For many years now, he has been transforming derelict buildings, which are steeped in history, into beautiful hotel and wedding venues that allow guests to enjoy the building’s original architecture and stories. However, renovation of these buildings has become important. For instance, in a historical building restoration site in Sheffield, builders must look for scaffolding services in Sheffield who can provide them a sturdy option to begin the renovation work. Work safety becomes as essential as restoration as everyone needs a chance to enjoy the remodeled work.

Take 30 James Street as an example. In 2014, after months of restoration work, the building was restored to her former glory, allowing hotel and wedding guests to learn more about the building, which was once the White Star Line’s Headquarters and RMS Titanic’s port of registry.

Instead of building new buildings to offer any old hotel to tourists, Lawrence is transforming buildings across the country, providing each property with a reason to survive and be enjoyed for many more years to come. He recently acquired The Coal Exchange in Cardiff, which was integral to the coal industry in the 19th century, and he has also proposed plans to restore Croxteth Hall in Liverpool, which dates all the way back to 1575. He is preserving our historic buildings with the help of a Property Damage Restoration Company whilst pushing cities forward, offering hotels that are becoming a tourist attraction in their own right.

There are so many wonderful buildings across the world that really acquire some TLC, and it breaks my heart that they might one day no longer be enjoyed by the public.