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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.

Cardiff Coal Exchange Wales

Cardiff Coal Exchange conversion plans approved

Thursday 14 July: Cardiff Council has approved the conversion of the Cardiff Coal Exchange into a hotel. The Society had objected due to the lack of detail in the application.

Hull Braves Hall

Hull Council: Don’t demolish locally listed warehouse for a car park!

Tuesday 5 July: The Society believes that such a ‘short-sighted’ move damages Hull’s long term future and is reminiscent of planning mistakes of the mid-20th century.

Charing cross road and foyles

Only Secretary of State ‘call-in’ can stop Soho demolition now

Wednesday 29 June: The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government should ‘call-in’ the demolition of a chunk of a Soho conservation area which includes the former Foyles building.

Madeira Terrace Brighton

Society responds to latest plans for Brighton’s Madeira Terrace

Thursday 9 June: A new full structural survey from a conservation accredited structural engineer still required.


Mayor of London should ‘call in’ Foyles demolition

Wednesday 8 June: The Victorian Society has asked the Mayor of London to 'call in' the decision to demolish the former Foyles building on London's Charing Cross Road.

Ealing Broadway

Secretary of State ‘calls-in’ damaging Ealing conservation area plans

Wednesday 25 May: The Victorian Society took the unusual step of requesting a call in as it considered Ealing Council’s approval of the plans could set a precedent which would threaten conservation areas nationwide

Jane Fawcett

Jane Fawcett, pioneering Victorian Society Secretary, has died

Monday 23 May: The Society’s condolences go out to her family.

Madeira Terrace Brighton

Council wrong on Brighton’s Madeira terrace

Monday 23 May: The Morton Partnership, which specialises in works to historic buildings, state that the restoration work is ‘comparatively simple’ with the costs quoted for repairs much higher than should be expected.

Grimsby, Fish Dock Road

Council inaction worse for Grimsby’s image than Sacha Baron Cohen film

Friday 20 May: Sign the petition to get North East Lincolnshire Council to designate a new conservation area to prevent the demolition of internationally important buildings in what was once the largest fishing port in the world.

Hortons estate

Hortons’ Estate presented with Birmingham & West Midlands Group Conservation Award

Tuesday 17 May: Hortons’ Estate presented with inaugural Conservation Award for its work restoring the façade of the Grade II*-listed Grand, on Birmingham’s Colmore Row.

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