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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Mayor’s Parlour, Maison Dieu


Maison Dieu began as a monastery around 1200, chiefly offering hospitality to pilgrims travelling to Canterbury Cathedral to visit the shrine of Thomas Becket. The site has passed through many uses over the centuries, until 1834 when it was bought by Dover Corporation to be Dover's Town Hall. In 1859 architects William Burges and Ambrose Poynter were appointed to restore the ancient fabric and convert it for public and civic use. Fast forward to today, when Dover District Council has embarked upon a £9 million project, including support from the National Heritage Lottery Fund, to restore the whole complex. Landmark is delighted to have been asked to provide an end use for The Mayor’s Parlour Block, which retains many of Burges’s original fittings. Staying here, ensconced within the dazzling decorative scheme, is a must for anyone captivated by the High Victorian Gothic Revival – or those wanting to explore the wonders of Dover and its White Cliffs.

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Mavisbank House

near Edinburgh

Landmark is thrilled to have been prompted to apply for a National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) grant to save Mavisbank - one of the most important British buildings at risk - from imminent collapse.

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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.