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 member of staff, who reports to the chairman and the trustees, is employed 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.

President & Hon Treasurer

Malcolm Crowder OBE


Diana Beattie OBE FSA


Alice Yates

Project Organiser

Rosie Shaw


Ronnie Barden

Michael Brooke

Stephen Enthoven

Alec Forshaw

Rosie Fraser

David Holroyd