The Twentieth Century Society

100 Buildings 100 Years

Casework

Liverpool hero: Herbert Rowse

  One of the Society’s triumphs in 2013 was our successful application to upgrade Herbert Rowse’s India Buildings in Liverpool (1924-32) to Grade II*. But this superb building,… More…

An Unsung Survivor: Colston Hall

  Colston Hall is well-known in Bristol as a city-centre entertainment venue, home to shows from stand-up comedy to classical concerts. Less celebrated, however, is the 1950s interior,… More…

The Chartist Mural

  Every so often a colourful post-war mural – often deployed to liven up a drab concrete building – catches your eye. But the Chartist mural in Newport,… More…

A Tale of Two Cities

  We were consulted recently on two inter-war office buildings in cities at opposite ends of the country: both unlisted, both in conservation areas and both positive contributors… More…

BBC Television Centre

The Television Factory ‘Change is usually sad, but it is dangerous to live too much in the past, and to overstate the past at the expense of the… More…

Milton Keynes Shopping Centre

Once again the pressure is on this listed shopping centre, as the owners seek to increase their floor space. Backed by English Heritage, we have strongly objected to… More…

Broadgate, City of London

Although English Heritage supported our opposition to the granting of a Certificate of Immunity (which guarantees a building against listing for five years), the Culture Secretary rejected heritage… More…

Birmingham Central Library

Despite our best endeavours and those of the Friends of Birmingham Central Library, the City’s planning committee has passed major plans for a city-centre redevelopment scheme that includes… More…

South Bank Centre

Catherine Croft recently took part in a panel discussion organised by the New London Architecture forum, at which the competing pressures of heritage and development were debated.  Also… More…

Preston Bus Station

We have recently had plenty of positive publicity for our campaign to save the bus station. Five other heritage organisations also signed our letter to The Times, calling… More…

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