John Woodgate says:
> Each building requires several million pounds. Such funding clearly
> isn't forthcoming from conventional sources. While there will probably
> be only one 'winner' from the programme itself, the fighting funds of
> the others will surely benefit from the publicity. Also, a proportion of
> the charge for calling the voting line is to go to a general restoration
> fund, AIUI. It may not be an IDEAL way of funding restoration but it is
> a REAL way. If there is a better way, let's hear of it.
Quite right ... here we are seeing a way of a) making people aware of our
built heritage AND b) provide funding for these projects --- (I notice that
already another company has come forward to restore the 2nd choice
building) --- so it seems that this is a way for the public to help fund
these projects, and hopefully allow the other projects to move forward as
If it means that these buildings wil be saved - then I am all for it.