10 May 2011
Last updated at 13:51
There is concern over the future of one of Coventry's most historic buildings, Copsewood Grange. This former Victorian manor stands on the site in the Stoke area, once owned by GEC Marconi.
It is currently derelict but the Coventry Society is pressing the developers that own the unlisted 19th-century building to begin restoration work. It was built in 1872 for James Hart, a ribbon manufacturer.
A developer pledged to restore Copsewood Grange but it has fallen into decline and will be included in this year's Buildings at Risk catalogue, due for release by the conservation group Save on 1 June.
Stuart Daniel from the Coventry Society said it could be a real asset to the community: "Looking at the shell, you could do so much here. I'd love to see plans that people may have to transform this wonderful building."
Save's Buildings at Risk officer Rhiannon Tracy, said their own researches had been "boosted by a larger team of volunteers than ever before" and she added that Save were always looking for "delightful and unusual historic buildings in need of rescue and reuse".
Copsewood Grange will be in good company in Save's listings, where it joins dilapidated chapels, mills, an observatory, a mortuary chapel, cinemas, a magistrates' court and a home for sailors' widows.