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Rare early power station at risk

Rare early power station at risk

One of the most complete early power station survivals, still housing its original machinery, is at risk. The loss of the building would be a tragedy but, as important, the loss of what it houses would rob this building of its meaning and history.
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Buildings at Risk

SAVE publishes 2015-16 buildings at risk catalogue Falling In Love, marking 25 years of SAVE's buildings at risk reports

Available from the 22nd June. Pre order now.
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Welcome to SAVE Britain's Heritage. SAVE has been campaigning for historic buildings since its formation in 1975 by a group of architects, journalists and planners. SAVE is a strong, independent voice in conservation, free to respond rapidly to emergencies and to speak out loud for the historic environment.

SAVE welcomes news of buildings at risk near you as well as information on your local campaigns. Please visit our website regularly to check on breaking news and updates on current campaigns.

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SAVE relies entirely upon donations for its continuing survival. Please consider making a donation - even if you are already a friend or supporter - all contributions are very warmly received. Follow this link for details of how you can support us.

Current Campaigns
  • Press release: Silver Hill - a new architectural vision for Winchester's decaying core - Petition demands call-in and rethink


    SAVE launches new vision and petition for Silver Hill, Winchester

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  • Press release: SAVE presents new research about the Phoenix Columns at Smithfield General Market


    SAVE calls on the Secretary of State to reconsider listing it

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  • Press release: SAVE salutes King's College London's decision to withdrawn its planning application for the Strand


    King's College London have withdrawn their plans to demolish 154-158 and façade 152-153 Strand, following overwhelming public opposition led by SAVE.

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  • Press release: Public Inquiry called over plans to demolish 154-158 and façade 152-153 Strand


    SAVE welcomes Greg Clark's decision to call in Kings College's planning application.

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  • Press release: SAVE prepares a new vision for Silver Hill, Winchester


    With the architect Huw Thomas SAVE is preparing a new vision for the Silver Hill site in Winchester

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  • Press release: change of position from Historic England on the Strand buildings; Michael Palin adds his voice to the campaign


    SAVE welcomes Historic England’s reviewed stance on the Strand: they now conclude that King’s College’s proposals to demolish four buildings and retain only the façade of a fifth causes substantial harm to the conservation area

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  • Press Release and Call To Arms: Stay Of Execution For Strand Buildings


    The Secretary of State has issued Westminster Council with a holding direction that suspends planning permission. Please write to the Secretary of State to request a call in.

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  • Press Release: Cherish the Terrace – Turner Prize nomination is a deliverance from demolition


    SAVE Britain’s Heritage congratulates the Turner Prize panel’s recognition that Victorian terraced streets are true works of art: this nomination of Liverpool’s Granby area for the prestigious award represents a deliverance for terraced housing in the north of England, long tainted by the shadow of demolition.

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  • Press Release: Save the Strand Buildings


    SAVE launches petition calling on King’s College to stop demolition of 152-158 the Strand.

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  • Press Release: Kings College London proposes demolition of a group of distinctive historic buildings on one of London’s most famous thoroughfares: SAVE objects


    SAVE is robustly objecting to a planning application from Kings College, London, to demolish four buildings on the Strand that goes to planning committee tonight in the City of Westminster (Tuesday 21st April).

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e-Reports
  • Welsh Streets Public Inquiry Report


    SAVE's report of the Welsh Streets Public Inquiry can be downloaded here

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  • Pathfinder's Shameful Legacy Exposed in Devastating New SAVE Report


    SAVE Britain's Heritage has published a devastating verdict on the discontinued Housing Market Renewal (HMR) Pathfinder programme. In a new report 'Housing Scandal! Pathfinder: a Post-Mortem', SAVE attacks both the legacy of the programme and the machiner

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  • Ducie Street in Ganby, Liverpool, under demolition in 2010

    Housing Scandal! Pathfinder: A Post-Mortem


    In this extract from SAVE's latest Pathfinder report, Jonathan Brown, Planner and member of Liverpool Civic Society, examines the legacy of Pathfinder - introducing a detailed critique by Bill Finlay of the recent Audit Commission report on the scheme.

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  • Barry

    New SAVE E-Report - Don't let them bulldoze Barry's Brighton Hospital


    Brighton's Royal Sussex County Hospital, an early and important work by the giant of British architecture, Sir Charles Barry, is threatened with destruction by the area's NHS Trust. SAVE Britain's Heritage has compiled this emergency report as part of ...

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  • A Lament for Lancaster? Stop the destruction of the canal corridor

    A Lament for Lancaster? Stop the destruction of the canal corridor


    In this shocking new report, SAVE Britain's Heritage reveals the devastating impact of a proposed new development in the canal corridor area of the historic city of Lancaster.

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  • Veneto

    Veneto in Peril?


    In 2006 SAVE Britain's Heritage published its devastating report on the unchecked development blighting the setting of the Villas of Palladio in the Veneto. Unforgiveable Assault on a World Heritage Site described the damage being wrought on this remarkab

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Latest News

Press Release and Call To Arms: Stay Of Execution For Strand Buildings

The Secretary of State has issued Westminster Council with a holding direction that suspends planning permission. Please write to the Secretary of State to request a call in.
read more...

Press Release: Cherish the Terrace – Turner Prize nomination is a deliverance from demolition

SAVE Britain’s Heritage congratulates the Turner Prize panel’s recognition that Victorian terraced streets are true works of art: this nomination of Liverpool’s Granby area for the prestigious award represents a deliverance for terraced housing in the north of England, long tainted by the shadow of demolition.
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