Three projects which aim to save some of Birmingham Jewellery Quarter’s endangered landmarks have won more than £3 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The £1.4 million project will include the restoration of railings and pillars, new paths, gates and seating.
The catacombs will also be restored.
Council Leader Sir Albert Bore , who represents the ward, said: “These two cemeteries are of huge historical significance to Birmingham, with prominent local figures such as Joseph Chamberlain, Alfred Bird and John Baskerville buried there, as well as providing important areas for wildlife to thrive in an urban setting.”
The New Standard Works will also get £39,800 to develop a plan to restore the Grade II-listed former industrial building in Vittoria Street and Regent Place.
The Trust will prepare a plan for a full grant of £890,000 to restore the 1878 building and create a Heritage Gallery. The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust will be able to restore five other properties in the conservation area.
Three of the listed properties at 46 Frederick Street, 6 Legge Lane, and 36-46 Vittoria Street are now too dangerous to enter.
Janine Christley, of Ruskin Mill Trust, said: “This valuable grant will give the Ruskin Mill Land Trust an opportunity to restore one of the JQ’s most iconic buildings and work in partnership with HLF and the JQDT to shape its future.”