Feversham Street First School on 2017 Top 10 Endangered Buildings list

Surely a new, permanent use for this fine Grade II* building could be found?

    National architecture charity the Victorian Society has included Feversham Street First School in Bradford and St Andrew's Church in Huddersfield on its 2017 Top 10 Endangered Buildings list. The Top 10 campaign, now in its tenth year, recognises the plight of endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales in the hope that increased publicity will help save them.

    Feversham Street First School in Bradford (Grade II*, 1873, Lockwood and Mawson) closed as a school in 1993, and since then this striking Gothic Revival building has been used mainly for commercial purposes. However it now appears to be closed and abandoned, and has been for some time. Unbelievably there have been no substantial planning applications for the building within the last two decades. Surely a new, permanent use for this fine building - the only Grade II* on this year's list - could be quite easily found?

    Christopher Costelloe, Victorian Society Director, said: "It's incredible that the Feversham Street First School building has been left ignored for so long, when it has such obvious potential for a fine regeneration."

    Pictures of Feversham Street First School can be found here.

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