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.
Tuesday 26 April: Three years of urgent restoration work will be carried out on the Grade I-listed Elizabeth Tower designed by architects Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Pugin. The work includes repainting stonework surrounding the clock faces in the original colours.
Friday 8 April: Developer announces plan for Cardiff's Grade II* Coal Exchange.
Wednesday 6 April: Salford Council has approved plans to demolish the Victorian Black Horse Hotel to build a 22 storey tower within Salford’s Crescent Conservation Area.
Wednesday 30 March: The decision to approve a damaging scheme for Whiteleys will leave this part of West London architecturally poorer.
Wednesday 16 March: Lord Briggs was an eminent historian of the Victorian period and will be much missed. The Society’s condolences go out to his family.
Thursday 10 March: The redevelopment of an entire block within Ealing Town Centre Conservation Area set a precedent threatening the survival of conservation areas nationwide.
Friday 19 February: A major redevelopment of an entire block within Ealing Town Centre Conservation Area would have an ‘irrevocable and negative impact’ on central Ealing’s ‘fundamental character and appearance’ - leaving the conservation area so devalued that it loses all meaning.
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.
Tuesday 9 February: Transport for London should carefully consider the huge loss of historic London buildings that the plan would be likely to cause.
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