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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.

Big Ben clock face

‘Big Ben’ investment welcomed

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.

Cardiff Coal Exchange

Hotel plan for Cardiff Coal Exchange

Friday 8 April: Developer announces plan for Cardiff's Grade II* Coal Exchange.

Black Horse Hotel Salford

Save Salford’s Black Horse Hotel!

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.


Damaging scheme for former Whiteleys building approved

Wednesday 30 March: The decision to approve a damaging scheme for Whiteleys will leave this part of West London architecturally poorer.

Lord Briggs of Lewes

Victorian Society President, Lord Briggs of Lewes, has died

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.

Ealing Broadway 2

Secretary of State must ‘call-in’ damaging Ealing redevelopment

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.

Ealing Broadway

Ealing Council must reject redevelopment plans

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.

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

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