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The Victorian Society deplores the recent decision of Liverpool City Council to grant planning permission for a zip wire between St John’s Beacon and the Central Library building.
Plans to transform the historic market into the Museum of London have been officially approved.
Following yet another major blaze at a listed building, pressure mounts on councils to do more to protect our precious historic buildings. The Victorian Society warns councils that we face losing many more important buildings to arson unless urgent action is taken to secure them properly.
A characterful Victorian police station in Birmingham imminently faces the wrecking ball. The historic structure, built by prominent architects, is deemed ‘inconvenient’ - standing in the way of a road-widening scheme.
The Victorian Society is sorry to announce that due to the coronavirus outbreak we are cancelling all of our events until further notice. However, apart from event cancellations, we will be running business as usual and continuing our fight to protect our Victorian buildings.
The Victorian Society requests a public inquiry into the Silverthorne Lane development in a final bid to save an irreplaceable part of Bristol’s industrial heritage.
The Victorian Society urge Bradford Council to save the remains of a historic piece of Victorian architecture currently facing demolition.
The Birmingham & West Midlands group of the Victorian Society have named Sandwell Council as the winners of their 2019 Conservation Award for the restoration of Smethwick Council House.
The Director of the Victorian Society, Christopher Costelloe, has announced that he will be stepping down after 7 years in the role, to move on to new challenges.
A historic Grade II-listed orphanage complex in Preston faces the wrecking ball to make way for a housing development.
Christopher Costelloe, Director of the Victorian Society, said: “This year’s Top Ten Endangered Buildings is a particularly rich mix, with buildings of amazing quality throughout the country facing demolition or ruin. With a great country house, one of the country’s most important industrial complexes, and public buildings at the heart of our cities all on the list, it is vital that we get the public’s help to try to save our threatened heritage.”