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About Us

About Us

Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust (RBPT) is a heritage restoration charity based in the market town of Richmond, North Yorkshire.

RBPT was formed in 2003 with the aim of finding a new, exciting use for the old Richmond Station. The founding Trustees, from many different backgrounds, were passionate about saving the Grade II* listed building from dereliction or unsympathetic development.

The Station became our flagship project and following sympathetic renovations and extensive restoration works, RBPT has now successfully managed the site since 2007.

Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust was named such to allow for future adoption, restoration and management of buildings at risk in Richmondshire. We are continually looking for new challenges; both large and small. 

Charitable Purposes and Vision

To preserve for the people of Richmondshire and of the Nation, the historical, architectural and constructional heritage that may exist in and around Richmondshire in the County of North Yorkshire in buildings and land of particular beauty or historical, architectural or constructional interest.

To promote Education and the Arts in such charitable ways as the Trustees consider appropriate from time to time, to complement the preservation of the said Historical, Architectural and Constructional Heritage.

Charitable Purposes and Vision


RBPT has the concise aim of “Making Buildings Better”.

Our flagship project is the former Richmond Railway Station, for which RBPT raised significant funding to create a community venue for “Film, Food and Art”, that is in sympathy with the original building.

RBPT has also been involved with other potential projects and maintains an awareness of at risk heritage buildings throughout Richmondshire, to help instigate their restoration. 

We also have a Small Grants Fund, where one-off payments can be given to conserve or repair smaller structures.