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Built Heritage at Risk Northern Ireland (B.H.A.R.N.I)

The BHARNI Register highlights more than 500 buildings and monuments of architectural and historic interest whose future seems uncertain due to lack of use or disrepair; or which are under threat through heritage crime and/or inappropriate development.

These vulnerable buildings are considered ‘buildings of potential’, suitable for restoration and re-use. Many structures featured on the BHARNI register have subsequently found new owners or uses, with almost 200 removed from the register between 2006-16. Meanwhile negotiations are on-going in other cases.

The BHARNI project, is a partnership between Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH) and the Historic Environment Division, (HED) Department for Communities (DfC). The primary aims of the BHARNI project are to record architecturally and historically important buildings that appear to be at risk,  and act as a catalyst for conservation and re-use of built heritage at risk. Since 1993, UAH and HED have through the Heritage at Risk project, provided help and advice for existing owners who may wish to engage upon a suitable scheme of maintenance; and offer assistance to potential owners that may be interested in restoring a building at risk.

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Further information on associated pages below:

Buildings At Risk

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