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Listing success for Victorian Society’s Leicester Group

22/10/2020

The Leicester Group of the Victorian Society have succeeded in having the Former Hydraulic Power Station in Leicester Grade II-listed.


Victorian Society's Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings list 2020

30/09/2020

Our Top 10 Endangered Buildings list highlights at-risk heritage all over the country in the hope of finding new solutions. Please support our fight to protect our precious historic buildings - we're currently offering £10 off our annual membership for the first year if you pay by direct debit. Click here to read more!

Joe O'Donnell appointed new Director of the Victorian Society

The Victorian Society is very pleased to announce Joe O’Donnell as its new Director.

Win for the Victorian Society as Liverpool zip wire blocked after our legal challenge

03/09/2020

The Mayor of Liverpool has blocked plans to build an intrusive zip wire attraction in the heart of Liverpool’s historic civic buildings.

Victorian Society legal challenge to Liverpool Council's zip wire decision

19/08/2020

An application was filed on Friday to request leave for a judicial review into Liverpool City Council's decision to allow a zip wire in the heart of Liverpool's World Heritage Site.

Victorian Society slams Liverpool Council’s approval of zip wire

20/07/2020

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.

Victorian Society celebrates as plans are approved to finally restore Smithfield Market

24/06/2020

Plans to transform the historic market into the Museum of London have been officially approved.

Victorian Society urges councils and owners to protect historic buildings from arson

28/05/2020

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.

Victorian Society condemns Birmingham police station's needless destruction

27/05/2020

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.

Partial demolition plans for St Joseph's in Preston recommended for approval

01/05/2020

Plans to tear down parts of the Grade II-listed gothic orphanage in Preston are set to go ahead.

Victorian Society calls for public inquiry into losing a key part of Bristol's waterside heritage

12/03/2020

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.

Victorian Society calls for reuse of Bradford's historic Fountain Hall

27/02/2020

The Victorian Society urge Bradford Council to save the remains of a historic piece of Victorian architecture currently facing demolition.


Birmingham & West Midlands group's 2019 Conservation Award winner announced

10/02/2020

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.

Historic Exeter deserves better

06/02/2020

An incongruously large development planned for Exeter would greatly overshadow the surrounding low-rise historic townscape

Victorian Society winter lecture series

10/01/2020

The Victorian Society launch a series of lectures exploring the imaginative conservation and reuse of historic buildings.

Victorian Society oppose unnecessary loss of Preston’s gothic Victorian orphanage

10/12/2019

A historic Grade II-listed orphanage complex in Preston faces the wrecking ball to make way for a housing development.

Who will protect Sheffield’s historic buildings from circling developers? Victorian Society slams reports of proposal to slash planning department

18/11/2019

The Victorian Society expresses its grave concern over reports that Sheffield City Council intends to cut up to 40 jobs within its planning department, stressing that the repercussions of these cuts could result in the loss of many of the city’s historic buildings.

Victorian Society announce Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings 2019

13/09/2019

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.”


The Victorian Society's 2019 Top 10 Endangered Buildings

An overview of 2019’s Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings

Save the historic Watson's Hotel Building

21/06/2019

A key part of Mumbai's heritage is under threat from demolition.


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