The rescue, repair and conservation of Wingfield Station is the DHBT's live flagship project.
In 2016 DHBT identified 12 of the most 'at risk' buildings in the county, which included Wingfield Station. Amber Valley Borough Council invited the DHBT to partner their efforts to secure a Compulsory Purchase Order for the station. This was confirmed in late 2019 and the site transferred to us on the 10th December 2019.
Urgent capital works, undertaken by heritage contractors, ASBC Ltd, commenced in October 2021 and concluded in June 2022. This work was primarily funded by Historic England.
In May 2022 the DHBT announced an award of £667,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to complete the repair and conservation of the building and enable a sustainable long-term use as office space. You can read more about this funding here. In February 2023 Ackroyd Construction commenced phase two of the capital works, which are expected to continue through until October 2023.
The intention is that the project will act as a catalyst for further projects to combat heritage at risk in Derbyshire.