About Us

We work closely with London Boroughs and Historic England to remove problem or difficult buildings from the Heritage at Risk register, working in partnership with local authorities, housing associations, NHS Trusts, community groups and other building preservation trusts.

The Trust operates in a similar way to any developer, though for HOLTOP, the objective is conservation rather than profit.

We also act as a facilitator, assisting local authorities, community groups and trusts to move their own projects forward. 

One part time freelance Project Organiser, who reports to the chairman and the trustees, is contracted to organise projects and seek out suitable projects. HOLTOP has no office overheads.

Funding for each project is secured from external sources: grant-giving trusts and foundations, Historic England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Architectural Heritage Fund or similar. Projects also attract donations from individuals.

In November 2018 the Trust started a Resilient Heritage Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This has resulted in a review of the Trust’s internal procedures,  and the wider sector and its needs- the results of the review inform a new 5 year Strategic Plan. The Trust’s new objectives will be announced in due course.

President & Hon Treasurer

Malcolm Crowder OBE


Diana Beattie OBE FSA

Vice Chair

Rosie Fraser BA (Hons) MLE MBA MRICS

Interim Secretary 

Stephen Enthoven

Project Organiser

Rosie Shaw


Ronnie Barden

Michael Brooke

Sarah Buckingham

Stephen Enthoven

Alec Forshaw

David Gibson

David Holroyd