Trust aims to enrich the community with the restoration and
protection of buildings and assets of cultural and heritage
importance, and aims to provide the advancement of education concerning
the social, economic and architectural history and heritage of the
buildings in the area.
Trust will give financial assistance, technical assistance or
business advice or consultancy advice in order to provide training and
employment opportunities for unemployed people in cases of financial or
other charitable need through help either in setting up their own
business or through help to existing businesses.
Trust will also provide and maintain amenities and recreational
facilities for use by the wider public, provide a serviced space for
where community groups may meet and carry out a variety of activities
and the preservation of buildings which are of historic and
The proposed development of the former Chance Brothers' site© Joe Holyoak
The overarching vision of the Chance Heritage Trust for the Chance Glassworks is to:
Chance Glass Works to protect and celebrate its highly significant
industrial heritage to act as a beacon of hope and create a new vibrant,
urban community generating employment, training, learning and leisure
opportunities for all.
is a large and complex site so to move to make it more manageable the
Trust is breaking it down into phases. Phase one will incorporate the
most iconic part of the site, the 7 Storey Building, the adjacent
engineering workshop and yard area.
This phase will include a mix of residential, enterprise and educational space. See our Projects page