THREE historic city sites that were at risk of being lost forever have been saved - with another six due to have vital repairs.

A grade II-listed building in Silver Street, the site of Worcester’s first infirmary in the 1740s, has been fully repaired and is now occupied and the multi-million-pound transformation work at the city’s historic Victorian Arches means both buildings are no longer at risk.

Repairs have also been made to the grade II-listed building in The Tything, home to Ashleys restaurant, which was described as in poor condition last year.

The yearly Worcester Heritage At Risk Register records buildings, scheduled monuments or historic areas that have suffered from neglect, decay or unsympathetic work and need restoration work.

Two new sites have been added to this year’s register including a grade II-listed house in Bath Road in “very poor” repair and the Gilding House, which is part of the old Royal Porcelain Works, which has been described as in a very bad state.

Other planned work means six sites are expected to be removed from the register in the near future.

Two empty shops in Angel Street, which are grade II-listed and date back to the 18th century, are likely to be removed as is a grade II-listed house in Sansome Place which dates back to the 19th century.

The wall and gates at the grade II-listed Pitmaston House, the grade II-listed war memorial in Lichfield Avenue in Ronkswood, the Ice factory in Bromyard Road and the former vinegar works in St Martin’s Quarter, which dates back to the 1860s, are likely to leave the list as improvement works have been put forward.

The ‘at risk’ register will be discussed by councillors during a Worcester City Council planning meeting next Thursday (February 20).

Cllr Chris Mitchell, chairman of the planning committee, said: “Worcester is a city with a remarkable history and the evidence of that is all around us in the form of buildings that stretch back to the medieval period, monuments like the Edgar Tower and the Glover’s Needle and even the sites of historic battles.

“Sadly, not all these heritage sites are in the best repair but by updating this register each year we can spotlight the problems and focus the minds of landowners on initiatives and actions that can bring about improvements.”