Future projects

Buildings on our horizon

There are nearly 1,500 buildings at risk of neglect, decay or inappropriate change in England alone. Each year we are approached with as many as 150 places in need of rescue or a new use. We consider all types and ages of buildings across England, Scotland and Wales, but are especially on the look out for small and significant industrial; 20th century military; seaside and leisure; small vernacular buildings; and those connected to urban regeneration and/or in historic town centres.

Here are a few buildings in the nascent stages of their journey into Landmark’s care. One day, if funds can be raised to repair and restore them, we hope to secure their future by transforming them into places where people can enjoy short breaks and visit for free on open days.

To read the criteria we follow to identify Landmarks or if you’d like to propose one, please click here.

RAF Ibsley Watch Office


The now-dilapidated RAF Ibsley Watch Office is a rare surviving example of a World War II control station. It was constructed between 1941-2 and saw active service, including the D-Day invasion, for both the RAF and US Air Force. The building’s exceptional significance lies in the part it played during a period of great peril in our national history, when young pilots defended Britain with such courage and at such personal cost. Ibsley was used as the location for the wartime film 'The First of the Few'. We aspire to save it from further dilapidation and vandalism, so that Landmark guests can experience this thought-provoking setting and enjoy the surrounding nature reserve that has displaced the former airfield.

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Wentworth Woodhouse


Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the largest and most famous 18th century houses in England. This Palladian mansion near Rotherham in South Yorkshire is set in an equally important landscape, today rescued from open-cast mining during the mid-20th century. Built by the 1st and 2nd Marquesses of Rockingham from 1730, the opulent exterior was matched by grand interiors and contents.

Working in partnership with the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, who are restoring this large and important site, we hope to create a Landmark for two in the South Tower of the East Front. Around 1770, the upper chamber of the South Tower was adopted by Mary, 1st Marchioness of Rockingham, as her parlour. She had it decorated with fine plasterwork and wall plaques on Classical themes, and the scheme is an important survival of feminine taste in the Georgian period. This secluded eyrie in one of England’s most notable houses will, we hope, become a truly elegant place to stay.

Mavisbank House

near Edinburgh

300 years after it was built and 50 years after it almost burnt to the ground, a major grant of £5.3m from the National Heritage Memorial Fund means we can now begin rescuing Mavisbank House: one of the most important buildings at risk in Britain.

The extraordinary house, just outside Edinburgh, was built by celebrated Scottish architect William Adam in 1723. The house was a summer residence for John Clerk of Penicuik, a leading figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, and signatory of the Act of Union (1707), whose European travels provided the inspiration for its design.

The NHMF grant of £5.3m is the major enabler in a funding package which also includes £1.338m raised to date from various sources including the Landmark Trust’s own funds. The grant will enable Landmark to pursue phase one of a rescue plan to see the crumbling building and pavilions stabilised before any more historic fabric falls away, enable up-to-date condition surveys and resolve the long-standing ownership and access issues.

In order to complete the project, a further £1.162m still needs to be raised.

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A derelict building

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