Firuz Ali and Lesley Steele on Community Asset Transfer in Birmingham

Firuz Ali of Urban Design at Birmingham City Council and Lesley Steele of the council run Birmingham Property Services talk about their involvement in the Community Asset Transfer Development Programme in Birmingham: Firuz and Lesley reflect on their roles as project managers of the Norton Hall and Perry Common projects respectively. They describe how this […]

Iftikar Karim on Norton Hall and Community Asset Transfer

Iftikar Karim has been involved with Asset Transfer since 2002. As a board member of Norton Hall Children and Family Centre he has helped the organisation navigate taking on a 50 year lease of their building from Birmingham City Council and then undergo a £250,00 renovation. Here he talks about the lessons he has learnt […]

Suzanne Knipe shows us around Phase 2 of Norton Hall

The Community Asset Transfer programme has helped Norton Hall focus on it’s future.  When the organisation first looked for  funding it was for a more ambitious plan to change much of the building. Some parts of that plan had to be shelved, but since building work began the organisation has been looking for ways to […]

Norton Hall, John Freeman. Why Community Asset Transfer is important

John Freeman is a local resident and board member at Norton Hall and has been involved with the organisation for over 30 years. Here he gives his view on why community asset transfer is important. Some key points: It’s always been a well used community facility The next couple of years will be challenging because […]