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January 2017 news

Historic Bushell’s building set for demolition to save loss of 6 parking spaces

Thursday 26 January: Bushell’s Building in Liverpool has been earmarked for demolition for the Mersey Fire & Rescue Service to erect a new steel training tower.

Historic Harker’s Painting Studio must be saved!

Friday 20 January: A Grade II-listed Victorian painting studio in Southwark is threatened by proposals to turn it into luxury flats. Southwark council approved the controversial plans last month, despite the building’s listed status.

Harris Museum in danger of mutilation

Monday 16 January: The Harris Museum, one of Preston’s most important buildings, could end up with a huge hole smashed into its base as part of controversial new refurbishment plans.

Dover Town Hall upgraded to Grade I listing

Wednesday 11 January: Maison Dieu, also known as Dover Town Hall, has today been upgraded from Grade II* to Grade I listing on Historic England’s recommendation.

St Patrick’s Hall saved from demolition

Tuesday 10 January: Reading University has officially dropped its plans to demolish St Patrick’s Hall, some of its oldest student accommodation and a historic building used to house Royal Air Corps cadets during the First World War.

Stop Paddington Cube: our call-in to the Secretary of State

Friday 6 January: The Victorian Society is appealing to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, to call-in the controversial Paddington Cube application to be decided via an independent public inquiry.

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