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Wakefield’s Clayton Hospital on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September: Wakefield Grammar School Foundation which owns buildings around Clayton Hospital urged to withdraw planning application for total demolition of the hospital and to reuse fine hospital building

Philip Webb’s Red Barns in Redcar on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September: Former home of pioneering Victorian explorer Gertrude Bell at risk after developer's plans for housing stall

Cardiff’s old Bute Road Station on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 13 September: The Society hopes Cardiff Council will work with the owner to develop plans for reusing the Cardiff’s Grade II*-listed old Bute Road Station which was instrumental in the development of modern Cardiff.

Why there are no buildings from London or the South East on Top Ten Endangered Building list

Monday 12 September: The Victorian Society recognises that the region has endangered buildings, but considers that they often have specific reasons why they have not been saved.

Royal Exchange plan endangers City of London’s greatest murals

Thursday 18 August: The Victorian Society is objecting to plans for the Grade I-listed Royal Exchange to insert a new mezzanine directly onto the face of murals which depict scenes from London's history.

Save the Still and Star, Aldgate

Thursday 11 August: The Society is urging people to object to the Still and Star's demolition.

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 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.

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.

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.

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, pioneering Victorian Society Secretary, has died

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

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.

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 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.

Nominate 2016’s Top Ten Endangered Buildings

Thursday 5 May: Nominations close Friday 1 July. An updated campaigning guide accompanies this year's search to encourage people to fight for the buildings they are concerned about.

‘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.

Hotel plan for Cardiff Coal Exchange

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

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.

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