Frank Rogers has joined forces with the Liverpool Echo to support their brilliant and ambitious, ‘Stop The Rot’ campaign.
The Liverpool based contractor is now official sole sponsor of the initiative that aims to tackle the city’s most at risk building that are in need of urgent attention.
Strong synergy between the campaign and the Frank Rogers business led to formation of a partnership. Frank Rogers, a local employer of some 40 years plus, has worked on countless historic buildings, regenerating communities through its social housing work and is currently mid-way through the regeneration of the Welsh Church in Waterloo.
Dean Rogers, managing director of Frank Rogers said
“When the Echo approached us I immediately recognised what a prefect connection this was. We are a business that is incredibly passionate about our city and regeneration/refurbishment and restoration lay at the heart of our company values.”
“The campaign aims to continually raise awareness of the issues and buildings that are considered at risk. Through their ongoing coverage and continued momentum, we will not be allowed to forget or ignore the state of many of our beautiful heritage buildings.”
As part of Stop The Rot, the Echo is teaming up with Liverpool City Council – which is hoping more than £50m can be invested in the most at risk historic buildings which include the Wellington Rooms/former Irish Centre, St Luke’s Church and Everton Library.
Echo editor Ali Machray said:
“Our Stop The Rot campaign was launched 15 years ago and its success enabled us to write so many good news stories about the many Liverpool buildings it helped bring back to life. But there is still much to do – there are still many historically-important buildings on the sick list.”
“We must, for the sake of our city’s image, self-confidence and general well-being, continue to target grot spots and eyesores – exerting pressure on absentee landlords and developers as and when required. Liverpool’s landmark buildings help give the city its identity, and we cannot stand by and allow them to go to rack and ruin. Let’s stop the rot – together.”
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson commented on this year’s return of the ECHO campaign. He said:
“We are fortunate to be blessed with some of the country’s finest architecture, but that brings with it significant challenges when buildings are not maintained, or become vacant.”
“The Stop The Rot campaign reflects Liverpool’s pride in our city and the need to continue the huge progress that has been made in bringing much-loved buildings back into use over the last few years thanks to the city council’s work with partners such as Historic England.”