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