About us: our aims and objectives, key personnel, Privacy Statement and Policy
Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust was formed in March 2015 with the aim of restoring the buildings that are still extant on the Spon Lane site and enriching their status in being of great historical and cultural significance.
The Objects of the Trust are to promote and procure for the public benefit:
- the conservation, protection and enhancement of the buildings and other assets of cultural and heritage value within a defined area;
- the advancement of education concerning the social, economic and architectural history and heritage of the buildings and the area;
- the physical and economic regeneration of the buildings and the area together with the associated development of new skills and employment opportunities.
The Trust intends to fulfil its regeneration objects by:
- Letting space within the buildings, when restored, on favourable terms to businesses in order to create business training and re-training opportunities for budding entrepreneurs and particularly unemployed people in the locale;
- Providing and maintaining recreational facilities and public amenities in the restored buildings at low or nominal rents or hire fees, including serviced space where community groups may meet and carry on a variety of activities;
- Provision within the restored buildings for education, training and re-training opportunities and work experience, especially for the area’s unemployed;
- Providing and maintaining – and, where necessary, improving – recreational facilities in and around the restored buildings for the wider public to enjoy;
- Preserving the buildings, which are of historic and architectural importance.
Who are CGWHT?
A small collective of enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds who share the common interest of working alongside the current site owners and in forging partnerships with external agencies to redevelop the site as a multi-function facility. The CGWHT team comprises:
- Toby Chance MP (Democratic Alliance South Africa) and Great great great nephew of the founder of Chance Brothers
- Mark Davies (Chair): Proprietor MCD Project Management
- Graham Fisher MBE: Writer & broadcaster
- David Tittle: Head of Design Advice Design South East
- Afzal Hussain: Chief Officer for Witton Lodge Community Association
- Steve Lomas: Director of E R Grove & Co Chartered Accountants
- Dermott Kelly: Managing Director St Philips Care
The Trust has also brought together a group of experienced professional advisors.
CGWHT is altruistic and apolitical, with the sole function of rejuvenating this magnificent asset in the heart of the West Midlands conurbation for the benefit of all.
On 13th July 2017
Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust (CGWHT) are delighted to announced they have received a Resilience Heritage Grant under the provisions of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) that has enabled the Trust to appoint a Project Coordinator. Susan Wenczek has a background in public projects across a broad portfolio and has particular expertise in heritage and regeneration. She officially commenced her duties on 5th June as part of the team dedicated to rejuvenating this iconic former glassworks site on the Smethwick/Oldbury border.
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Privacy Statement and Policy
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CGWHT gratefully acknowledges the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund