In November last year we reported on one of the more unusual buildings we own. Cambridge Hall, better known as The Tin Tabernacle, in Kilburn had just secured grant funding from Historic England to carry out vital repairs on the roof. Now we’d like to hear how you want the building to be used in future.
We’re pleased to report that those repairs are drawing to a close this week and the trustees are delighted that the interior is now safe from damage. The hope is the building will reopen to the public later this year.
As well as the grant for the roof repairs, we have also secured funding for an options appraisal from Historic England and the Architectural Heritage Fund. This funding will pay for work to better understand the needs of the local community and identify a sustainable future for the Tin Tabernacle. The first stage has been a physical scan of the building interior which has provided us with a virtual tour which you can see on London Historic Buildings Trust (LHBT) website.
We’re now working with LHBT and Greenwood Projects to deliver a community audit for the building. This will help to develop an understanding of how it has been used in the past and explore how it can most effectively support the local community in the future.
As part of the audit we’re asking the local community, and anyone interested in the future of the building to get involved with the project and let us know what they would like to see happen with it. Local residents and users are invited to complete an online survey to have your say.