Welcome to the Barbican Salvage Store website. The store is run by volunteers to recycle fixtures and fittings for free within the residential blocks in the Barbican Estate. It was set up by a small group of residents and the City of London Corporation in order to fulfill a Listed Building Consent requirement intended to protect the original interiors. It has developed into a small community who love the architecture of the Barbican and want to ensure that the flats continue to be enjoyed as they were designed, both now and into the future.
There are two parts to the work of the salvage store. First, we collect suitable donations from those taking out original fixtures and fittings and sign them in to the store. Then we redistribute the items to people who request them for replacement or reinstatement.
Please see the relevant Donations or Requests pages for information on how to either recycle your unwanted items or request items from the store.
If you are interested in getting involved with either of these activities (or if you would like to get in touch with us about anything else) we would be very glad to hear from you. Please use the Contact page.
We are happy to support the community, help to preserve the original quality and functionality of the Barbican’s flats and, in doing so, contribute to the identity and sustainability of the estate.
Cynthia, Daniel, Paolo and Liz