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Victorian and Edwardian buildings are irreplaceable, cherished, diverse, beautiful, familiar and part of our everyday life. The Victorian Society fights for these buildings. Read about what we do.

The Grand Hotel  Birmingham

The Grand Hotel wins new Birmingham and West Midlands Group award

Thursday 11 February: The restoration of facade of The Grand Hotel in Birmingham has won the Victorian Society’s Birmingham and the West Midlands Group’s first conservation award for work on Victorian and Edwardian buildings in the region.

London Traffic Tunnels

Traffic tunnel plan poses massive threat to London’s historic buildings

Tuesday 9 February: Transport for London should carefully consider the huge loss of historic London buildings that the plan would be likely to cause.

Louisa Ryland House

Extension plans for listed Louisa Ryland House opposed

Friday 29 January: The Victorian Society is objecting to Graftongate Properties’ plans for a double height roof extension for Grade II listed Louisa Ryland House in the centre of Birmingham

Royal Mail sorting office Paddington

Stop the ‘Paddington Pole’!

Friday 22 January: The Victorian Society is strongly objecting to plans to demolish the former Royal Mail sorting office to build the 72 storey ‘Paddington pole’. The proposals entail the complete loss of the existing handsome building and would cause ‘substantial harm’ to the setting of nearby listed buildings and the conservation area.

Crossrail 2 Victoria

Historic London buildings set for demolition under Crossrail 2 plans

Sunday 3 January: Imposing buildings in Victoria, off Oxford Street and Wimbledon are among those which may be lost. The public has until Friday 8 January 2016 to examine maps of the areas under threat and respond to the consultation.

Zara's Birmingham

Reverse ‘heritage vandalism’ of listed Birmingham building

Tuesday 15 December: Birmingham City Council must take fresh action against the owner of the Grade II listed Zara’s restaurant on Broad Street.

Sutton dwellings

Charity plans to demolish early social housing in Chelsea

Monday 7 December: The Victorian Society is objecting to Affinity Sutton Homes’ application to demolish Sutton Dwellings - a 1913 social housing scheme in Chelsea. The public can comment on the planning application before consultation closes on 11 December.

St Leonards chapel of holy child jesus

Action needed to save nationally important gothic revival chapel

Thursday 26 November: The Victorian Society and the Pugin Society are asking Hastings Borough Council to take action to prevent further damage to a Grade II* listed chapel designed by Edward Pugin .

Christmas membership offer

Victorian Society Christmas gift membership offer

Thursday 19 November: Give a gift that lasts longer than a year – membership of the Victorian Society. Memberships bought now last until the end of February 2017!

St Patrick's Hall, Reading

Reading University should abandon plans to demolish hall used in WWI

Wednesday 11 November: The University of Reading should mark Remembrance Day by abandoning plans to demolish a hall of residence which housed Royal Air Corps cadets during the First World War.

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