The Twentieth Century Society

100 Buildings 100 Years

Casework

Buildings at Risk 2015

Welcome to C20 Society’s annual Buildings at Risk list. The following have been selected as our top ten threatened buildings for 2015, and have already helped draw attention… More…

Barracks under threat

Hyde Park Barracks has been making headlines since before its construction began, so we were ready to react as soon as press reports indicated that its occupiers, the… More…

Trouble in store

In issue 2013/3 we reported on two unlisted buildings which, despite making positive contributions to their respective conservation areas, were slated for demolition. Here is a similar story,… More…

Concrete in context

A 1990s suburban office park, with offices for the Ready-Mix Concrete company, built in the setting of an early C18 Grade II former country house, a C19 stable… More…

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…

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