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EW Godwin building demolished in Bristol

The Homes and Community Agency has demolished an EW Godwin Building in Britsol

Director of the Victorian Society, Christopher Costelloe, said: ‘The demolition is a sad day for Bristol. While English Heritage did not decide to list the building they did note its special local interest. It was one of very few surviving buildings in any condition designed by the nationally noted Bristol architect EW Godwin.  It was also one of very few historic buildings to survive in the Castle Street area, so heavily battered by the Bristol Blitz and subsequent post-war clearances. It is difficult to understand why HCA insisted on demolition when it could have left the building standing to give future developers the option of retaining the building which occupied a small fraction of the site. I hope the demolition will hope focus minds on saving EW Godwin’s most famous Bristol building, the Carriageworks, which has been neglected for decades.’

You can read about our attempt to save the building here.

Friday 27 March, 2015

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