Gorton Monastery Case study | Social investment

Gorton Monastery

The Gorton Monastery in Manchester was an important part of the community for over 100 years. Derelict for many years, it was saved from ruin by the building preservation trust that still maintains and operates the site to this day. 

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Cost of capital 
4% & 6% on top-up
Turnover 
£1 million+
Amount invested 
£700,000
Product 
Secured loan

When the building was sold and seriously vandalised, Elaine and Paul Griffiths took on a loan from The Architectural Heritage Fund to restore the building. A building once included on the World Monument Fund’s Watch List of the 100 most endangered sites in the world, is now back at the centre of the community.