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Event: After Smithfield Symposium

Thursday 16th October 2014, 6.30 pm The Gallery, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL
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Press release: dual exhibition at the V&A to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Destruction of the Country House exhibition.

September is a bumper month for SAVE. 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark exhibition the Destruction of the Country House at the V&A.
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  • Press release: A forty year fight to save country houses from decay and demolition is celebrated in SAVE’s latest publication


    The Destruction of the Country House: Forty Years On

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  • Press release: Seafield House - Saved On Death Row


    Seafield House, Ayr, has been saved from demolition after being acquired by sympathetic developer Robin Ghosh, founder of Ecostruct Design and Build.

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  • Buildings at Risk Catalogue 2015-16 – call for new entries


    Know of a building at risk that you think should be in next year's catalogue? Then we want to hear from you.

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  • Press release: dual exhibition at the V&A to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Destruction of the Country House exhibition.


    September is a bumper month for SAVE. 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark exhibition the Destruction of the Country House at the V&A.

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  • Newsletter - Summer 2014


    Catch up on all the latest SAVE news, including the fantastic Smithfield victory, an update on the Welsh Streets public inquiry, a selection of new buildings at risk, and news from SAVE Europe's Heritage.

  • Press Release: Smithfield General Market is saved!


    SAVE has won an overwhelming and resounding victory in the battle to save Smithfield General Market and the nearby Fish Market, both splendid examples of Victorian market halls.

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  • Sunday Times: 'A corrupt clique of rulers keeps the north grotty to stay in power'


    Charles Clover's article (22/06/14) looks at the Welsh Streets Public Inquiry.

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  • Shukhov Radio Tower - SAVE offers advice


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  • Press Release: SAVE objects to Perth and Kinross Council’s proposed demolition of Perth City Hall


    SAVE has written to object to an application seeking consent to demolish the Category B listed Perth City Hall, which this year is celebrating its centenary.

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  • Event: London's Buildings: Almost Lost


    The English Heritage exhibition comes to the Gallery at 77 Cowcross Street

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  • Press Release: Timetable For The Smithfield Public Inquiry


    The Public Inquiry opens at 10.00 am on Tuesday, 11 February 2014, and is scheduled to last for 12 days, until Friday, 28 February.

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  • Event: Presentation of Case to Save Smithfield General Market


    Monday 20th January, 18.30 The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London

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  • Press Release: SAVE Britain’s Heritage wins Heritage Lottery Fund support


    SAVE Britain’s Heritage has received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund Catalyst Small Grants programme to develop a corporate fundraising strategy

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  • Support the SAVE/Victorian Society Planning Application for Smithfield General Market and Annex!


    SAVE and the Victorian Society’s Planning Application for Smithfield General Market and Annex has been validated by the City of London. Please support our scheme. Details below.

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  • Event: Smithfield Planning Application - Exhibition and Consultation


    SAVE and the Victorian Society have submitted a planning application to restore and reopen Smithfield General Market. Please visit our exhibition in the Cowcross Street Gallery on Tuesday 17th December to find out more.

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  • Event: Smithfield Street Theatre


    On Wednesday, 11th December SAVE invites you to enjoy some street theatre around Smithfield Market, London with Invisible People, between 17.00 and 19.00.

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  • SAVE's Director Clem Cecil interviewed for Country Life Magazine


    Clem was the featured interview in the heritage issue of Country Life

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  • The Launch of the East End Preservation Society


    Former SAVE Secretary Will Palin will be speaking at the launch of the East End Preservation Society on Wednesday 27th November, 6.30pm, at the Bishopsgate Institute.

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  • Press Release: Gateshead Council ignores judicial review proceedings and commences demolitions in Bensham and Saltwell. SAVE seeks an injunction.


    Yesterday evening the demolition of terraced housing on Westminster Street near Saltwell Park, Newcastle began. At stake are 290 houses in the wider area whose demolition was given permission this summer by Gateshead Council.

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  • Newsletter - October 2013


    Catch up on all the latest SAVE news, including the battle to save Smithfield General Market, a selection of new buildings at risk, and news from SAVE Europe's Heritage.

  • SAVE annual lecture: 'Magic, Beauty and Mystery: Exploring the glories of the great pottery churches.'


    SAVE is delighted to have Matthew Rice giving this years's annual lecture.

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  • Job Opportunity: SAVE is seeking a part time administrator.


    SAVE Britain's Heritage is seeking an Administrator to help with the running of a small but busy office on a part-time basis (two days per week).

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  • Pickles calls Public Inquiry into Welsh Streets Application – but does not call in similar application in Gateshead.


    SAVE Britain’s Heritage welcomes yesterday’s government announcement of a Public Inquiry into controversial housing demolitions in Liverpool’s famous ‘Welsh Streets’, birthplace of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. SAVE regrets that the government has chosen not to call in a similar application in Gateshead

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  • Press Release: Seafield House, Ayr, is put back on the market potentially heralding a new chapter in the life of this important building


    Seafield House, Ayr, the former residence of renowned Scottish engineer Sir William Arrol, is put back on the market, potentially heralding a new chapter in the life of this important building. SAVE appeals to the local authority to ensure the right outcome for the house is reached.

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  • Press Release: Smithfield General Market to be called in for public inquiry decides Secretary of State


    Secretary of State Eric Pickles has decided to call in the application from Hendersons Global Investors, granted planning permission by the City of London corporation on 16th July.

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  • Zombies Roam Our Cities, Mr Pickles. Here's How You Skewer Them


    The Sunday Times' latest piece on the demolition of the Welsh Streets, Liverpool, by Charles Clover

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  • SAVE welcomes Eric Pickles move to consider Public Inquiry on Planning Decision for Welsh Streets, Liverpool


    SAVE Britain’s Heritage welcomes Eric Pickles’ rapid decision to suspend demolition of 440 homes in Liverpool’s Welsh Streets area. Pickles’ intervention provides a much needed chance to establish a fair solution for an historic neighbourhood left boarded up by a failed regeneration programme.

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  • Press Release: Pathfinder continues in Liverpool where planning permission is granted to demolish 440 terraced houses on the Welsh Streets - SAVE demands Public Inquiry.


    Liverpool Council grants Housing Association, Plus Dane, permission to demolish 440 houses on the Welsh Streets, Toxteth, Liverpool - a continuation of Pathfinder-scale demolition 18 months after the Government officially called an end to the destructive policy.

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  • Press Release: Liverpool Council to Decide Fate of Welsh Streets Tomorrow, 23rd July


    Tomorrow, Liverpool Council will decide whether to approve an application to demolish 440 homes on the Welsh Streets in Toxteth, the birthplace of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

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  • Press Release: City grants itself permission to gut Smithfield General Market - SAVE asks the Secretary of State for a Call In.


    Today in London’s Guildhall the Planning and Transportation Committee voted 19 to 2 to give planning permission to a controversial proposal from Henderson Global Investors to gut the handsome market halls of the Smithfield General Market.

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  • Press Release: Weasel words used to condemn Smithfield General Market and replace it with a fake.


    Application to demolish most of the General Market and Annex, including their magnificent interiors to be decided at Planning Committee meeting in the City on 16th July.

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  • Press Release: Jessops Hospital, Sheffield - Court of Appeal Ruling


    Yesterday in the Court of Appeal, SAVE Britain’s Heritage and the Victorian Society established the correct interpretation of the crucial and controversial paragraph 133 of National Planning Policy. However on the facts of this particular case we failed to secure permission for Judicial Review into Sheffield Council’s decision to grant permission to Sheffield University to demolish the Grade 2 listed Jessops Hospital, to make way for a new engineering block.

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  • Dockyard Church Rescue Deal Celebrated


    The future of one of Kent’s most important buildings looks to be secure following a landmark rescue deal between a council and a building preservation trust.

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  • SAVE Submits Petition to Ed Vaizey Calling on him to List Smithfield General Market


    SAVE has submitted a petition of 2,665 signatures to Ed Vaizey, calling on him to list Smithfield General Market

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  • Save Smithfield General Market - How to Object

    SAVE SMITHFIELD GENERAL MARKET – HOW TO OBJECT


    The Consultation Period Ends this Friday, 28th June – Please make your objections by Friday!

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  • Press Release: SAVE Britain's Heritage and the Victorian Society Join Forces in an Attempt to Save Jessops Hospital in Sheffield


    The Victorian Society and SAVE Britain's Heritage have issued joint Judicial Review proceedings with the aim of saving the Grade II listed Edwardian Jessop Hospital building from demolition, that was granted to the University by Sheffield City Council.

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  • Press release: SAVE Unveils Alternative Plans for the Mid-Wales Hospital, Talgarth, Wales


    As its future once again hangs in the balance, SAVE and Graham Frecknall Architects unveil alternative plans which would retain the majority of the historic hospital buildings.

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  • One of London's Top Market Entrepreneurs Makes Offer on Smithfield General Market


    One of London’s leading market entrepreneurs, Urban Space Management, have today submitted an offer to the City Corporation to enter into a 90-year lease on Smithfield General Market

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  • Press Release: Alternative Business Plan for Smithfield General Market Released


    SAVE and Urban Space Management's viable business scheme for Smithfield General Market and our letter making an offer on the site.

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  • Press Release: SAVE calls on Maria Miller to list the London Fruit and Wool Exchange


    MINISTER SHOULD FOLLOW LEAD OF HER PREDECESSOR IN COVENT GARDEN AND LIST THE LONDON FRUIT AND WOOL EXCHANGE

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  • Private Eye on English Heritage's Volte-face over Smithfield


    Private Eye's latest issue (No. 1339, 3rd May) carries an article criticising English Heritage's stance on Smithfield.

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  • SAVE Submits Smithfield Objection Letter


    SAVE Britain’s Heritage today submitted its letter of objection to the City Corporation against a scheme to mutilate Smithfield General Market.

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  • Smithfield General Market - How to Object


    Helpful guidance on how you can help prevent Smithfield General market from being butchered.

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  • BATTLE LINES DRAWN AS ENGLISH HERITAGE PERFORMS A DRAMATIC CLIMB DOWN ON SMITHFIELD GENERAL MARKET


    In a shocking volte face, English Heritage has written a letter to the City of London in support of a scheme to replace Smithfield General Market with an office development.

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  • Rowan Moore's Observer article on Sheffield's Jessop Hospital


    Rowan Moore’s Observer article brilliantly picks apart the shameful situation which has developed at the Jessop Hospital site in Sheffield, and its wider ramifications for heritage assets within the planning process.

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  • Friends of Seafield House Film Presents Robust Case for Restoration


    Produced by Elgato Film Productions for the Friends of Seafield House, SAVE is pleased to publicize a short film highlighting the robust case for saving Seafield House, the former home of pioneering engineer and bridge builder Sir William Arrol.

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  • Disappointment as damaging Dalston application is given approval


    SAVE is disappointed to learn that Hackney Council’s Sub-Planning Committee last week approved a 10-storey housing development for Dalston Lane, in contravention of its own policy and despite 136 local objections.

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  • Sheffield City Council approves demolition of Grade II listed Edwardian Jessop Hospital despite objections from the heritage sector


    SAVE objects to Sheffield City Council's decision to allow Sheffield University to demolish Grade II Listed Edwardian Jessop Hospital building, subject to approval by Secretary of State, Eric Pickles.

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  • David Cameron at the Welsh Streets in 2006

    HISTORIC STREETS FACE BULLDOZER - PLANNING APPLICATION INITIATED TO DEMOLISH 450 HOUSES IN LIVERPOOL


    Housing Association Plus Dane presses ahead with government-funded plans to bulldoze 450 terraced houses in Liverpool's historic Welsh Streets, the birthplace of Beatle Ringo Starr.

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  • Character of Dalston, East London threatened by recent planning application


    SAVE is concerned by plans for a new development on Dalston Lane, Dalston, East London. Dalston is an area of intensive development and its heritage assets are at risk of being swamped. SAVE considers the application to be harmful to the area and is therefore objecting. We urge you to consider doing the same!

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  • Renewed hope for 59 and 61 East Street, Southend, Essex as they are saved from demolition!


    A pair of late 19th-century houses in the Prittlewell Conservation Area in Southend, Essex listed on Essex County Council's Buildings at Risk Register have been saved from demolition giving renewed hope for the future of 59 and 61 East Street.

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  • Update on Winstanley Hall campaign


    The campaign to save Winstanley Hall and the fine complex of courtyard buildings adjacent continues. SAVE, together with the owner of the site, has applied to English Heritage and the Country House Foundation for grant money to fund emergency works to the listed courtyard buildings. Please read on to find out more and please continue to support us!

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  • Government-funded Pathfinder-style demolitions continue in Liverpool, despite announcements about bringing empty homes back into use


    Liverpool Council today announced that £14million was at last going to be spent on bringing hundreds of empty homes back into use in the city. However, SAVE can reveal almost three times as many empty homes will still be demolished, paid for by this money.

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  • HAPPY CHRISTMAS TIDINGS FROM SAVE – LIVERPOOL’S LITTLEWOODS IS SAVED!


    HAPPY CHRISTMAS TIDINGS FROM SAVE – LIVERPOOL’S LITTLEWOODS IS SAVED!

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  • SAVE alternative scheme for Smithfield General Market announced


    Launched last night, the 14th of October, at Alan Baxter and Associates' - a conservation-led scheme for one of the most important empty historic buildings in London today, Smithfield General Market: click the PDF report below to see full text and drawings.

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  • Edwardian former mental hospital saved from demolition


    A model Edwardian hospital of 1900 designed by London architects Giles Gough and Trollope set in rolling green fields on the lower slopes of the Brecon Beacons National Park has been saved from demolition by the unanimous vote of members of the planning committee of the National Park Authority. For over ten years the handsome stone-built hospital buildings have looked increasingly doomed as they have been vandalised and left to rot.

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  • Boris Set to Gut Major Spitalfields Landmark


    SAVE calls for listing on 1929 Baroque Fruit and Wool Exchange built in homage to Hawksmoor

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  • SAVE Britains Heritage - Alan Titchmarsh Show

    SAVE on the Alan Titchmarsh show, 9 October 2012


    Watch SAVE's Deputy Director, Rhiannon Wicks, on the Alan Titchmarsh show yesterday, 9 October 2012, talking about SAVE and buildings at risk

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  • A glimpse into Winstanley's recent history: some photos of the Hall and courtyard in better days


    SAVE was delighted to receive a letter and some photos of Winstanley Hall and courtyard buildings from the daughter of the Bankes family chauffeur and cook, who grew up and lived on the Winstanley Estate for the first 27 years of her life.

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  • Labour need to learn from housing demolition disaster


    Labour must learn lessons from their disastrous £2.2.bn housing demolition policy, which bought up and bulldozed over 30,000 affordable homes across northern England since 2003.

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  • New Book, Historic Environment Law by Barrister Richard Harwood


    A new book, Historic Environment Law by barrister Richard Harwood, who has won several key cases for SAVE Britain's Heritage, will be published on October 12th and is available at a discounted price until that date.

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  • Coverage in the Observer about Liverpool and Pathfinder Campaign


    SAVE was featured in an article about Liverpool and the Pathfinder campaign on 23 September 2012 in the Observer newspaper.

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  • Watch SAVE Director, Clem Cecil, on BBC North West in Liverpool, talking about recent High Court ruling on transitional funds


    Watch SAVE Director, Clem Cecil, on BBC North West in Liverpool on 20 September talking about the recent High Court ruling (18 September) on Pathfinder transitional funds

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  • TWO VICTORIES AGAINST THE SECRETARY OF STATE IN THE HIGH COURT FOR SAVE BRITAIN'S HERITAGE


    SAVE Britain's Heritage has won two major high court rulings in their decade-long campaign to end housing destruction in the north of England, both of which will potentially save thousands of homes from the bulldozer and bring in a new era of neighbourhood refurbishment.

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  • STOP PRESS! Urgent call for consultation responses


    SAVE are asking supporters to take ten minutes to help block the bulldozers threatening Liverpool's historic 'Welsh Streets', and support residents' alternative refurbishment proposals. You can do this online.

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  • SAVE calls on the new Housing Minister to support new proposals that champion Liverpool's Welsh Streets.


    SAVE calls on the new Housing Minister to support new proposals that champion Liverpool's Welsh Streets.

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  • The London We Love: SAVE Britain's Heritage's ongoing London campaigns


    London has been the centre of world attention for the last few weeks, its culture and buildings celebrated. Many of these buildings, some of them iconic and internationally known, others important as anchors of local community, are under threat. In the coming year SAVE is going to be compiling a report of buildings at risk in London; we open our campaign with a short list of sites of concern to us now.

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  • RINGO'S BIRTHPLACE BECOMES FIG-LEAF FOR CONTINUING DEMOLITION IN LIVERPOOL'S WELSH STREETS


    SAVE Britain's Heritage and the Empty Homes Charity are dismayed by the tokenism of Housing Minister Grant Shapps and Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson who are saving Ringo Starr's birthplace and a handful of other homes on his street, while allowing the demolition of hundreds of nearby homes.

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  • New Buildings at Risk Catalogue - Press Reaction


    Extensive nation-wide coverage of the new Buildings at Risk Catalogue, Dare to Care, has already begun.

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  • Game over or Extra Time? Liverpool Art Deco Gem Faces Demolition


    As Liverpool fans digest removal of their revered 'King', Kenny Dalglish, the city faces loss of another beloved icon of the beautiful game, the majestic Art Deco headquarters of the once mighty Littlewoods Football Pools.

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  • Stop Hammering Britain's Heritage Mr Osborne


    SAVE attacks 'nonsensical and damaging' VAT change for listed buildings

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  • New SAVE Report: Pathfinder and the Destruction of Liverpool


    The £2.2bn Pathfinder programme continues to wreak havoc in northern towns and cities, long after its funding has been stopped. Focussing on Liverpool, this report documents the latest episode in a heartbreaking tale of misery, waste and destruction.

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  • SAVE teams up with Allies & Morrison on new Battersea Scheme


    SAVE has teamed up with Allies and Morrison Architects to devise a step by step proposal to re-use and save Battersea Power Station. Unlike some recent proposals this route to development retains the whole magnificent building.

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  • SAVE announces appointment of new Director


    Clementine Cecil has been appointed as the new Director of SAVE and its associated charities. She replaces William Palin who is set to leave at the end of May, after four years at the helm.

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  • Byfield Sketch

    SAVE Presents a New Vision for Grimsby Docks


    SAVE Britain's Heritage is calling for the preservation and refurbishment of Grimsby's remarkable Grade II* listed Ice Factory as part of a new waterside quarter in the historic fish docks, and has presented a vision of the area regenerated.

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  • House of Scottish Great Threatened with Demolition on 100th Anniversary of his Death


    The former home of Sir William Arrol (1839-1913), one of the greatest civil engineering contractors in history and a major figure in Scottish culture, may soon face demolition, pending a decision by South Ayrshire Council this month.

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  • Please help us save Winstanley Hall! £50,000 needed to prevent demolition.


    Please help us raise £50,000 to save Winstanley Hall from demolition! £50,000 is needed to save Winstanley Hall, an important Grade II* listed house near Wigan, from demolition. SAVE needs to raise this money by December this year (2012) so we urgently need your help! Please open the PDF campaign brochure below to read about the house and the campaign.

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  • Channel 4 Exposes Britain's Empty Homes Scandal


    Channel 4's new series with George Clarke,'The Great British Property Scandal' features plenty of footage of two of SAVE's major battlegrounds, the Welsh Streets of Liverpool and Saltwell in Gateshead.

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  • New SAVE Report: London's Churches are Fighting Back


    In 1985 SAVE published the report London's Churches are Falling Down, revealing the desperate plight of some of the capital's most beautiful places of worship. A quarter of a century on, SAVE revisits the subject with London's Churches are Fighting Back.

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  • SAVE Blog - 21 Madryn Street: the house that refused to die


    In May 2011 SAVE bought 21 Madryn Street in Liverpool in an effort to thwart council plans to flatten the house and hundreds around it. This new blog follows the story of the renovation of the property, which is a few doors down from the birthplace of Rin

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  • Join the campaign to save the Jewish Maternity Hospital in east London


    The former Jewish Maternity Hospital in Underwood Road, Bethnal Green, one of east London's key buildings from the philanthropic era of the early 20th-century, is under immediate threat of demolition.

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  • SAVE Joins Chorus of Condemnation over Liverpool Demolitions


    SAVE is dismayed by the developing situation in Cairns Street, Liverpool - where contractors have damaged, and are now seeking to demolish, a building earmarked for refurbishment.

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  • Saving Thanet: The Architecture of Kent's Forgotten Coast


    The rich architectural heritage of the north eastern tip of Kent is the focus of this new SAVE report. The report takes a fresh look at the Isle of Thanet, with its towns of Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs, assessing the state of the area's historic

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  • The hunt is on for buildings at risk


    Know of a building at risk? Please get in touch with SAVE's Buildings at Risk Officer with any suggestions. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you! Please spread the word.

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  • SAVE on the BBC


    SAVE has enjoyed publicity on the BBC - both nationally and regionally - in response to the publication of our 22nd buildings at risk catalogue, Take a Chance on Me. The book features over 100 empty historic buildings threatened by neglect and decay.

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  • Newsletter - May 2011


    Catch up with the latest news on SAVE campaigns, including the landmark judgment on demolition and the battle to SAVE Liverpool's Welsh Streets from the bulldozers.

  • 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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  • Kelvin Street, Welsh Streets, before HMR hit PHOTO: Nina Edge

    Secretary of State Issues Notice Stalling Liverpool's Demolition Plans


    Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has issued Liverpool Council with an Article 25 Direction forbidding them to give consent for demolishing the Welsh Streets until he has considered a request by SAVE to require a full environmental assessment ...

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  • Top Structural Engineer Says Cheaper to Renovate Welsh Streets Houses


    One of the UK's top conservation engineers has said the the Victorian terraced houses in the Welsh Streets area of Liverpool are easily capable of economic repair.

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  • Turnmills

    Turnmills Under Threat Again


    Developer Derwent Valley Property has submitted another application for the demolition of the landmark Turnmills building in Clerkenwell, London - a former stables and warehouse dating from the 1870s.

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  • Houses in Toxteth Street, east Manchester, under demolition as part of a Pathfinder programme

    SAVE Secures Landmark Ruling on Demolition


    SAVE Britain's Heritage has secured a landmark judgment against the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which will introduce new controls over demolitions of buildings and structures under UK planning law.

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  • View down Church Road with Dockyard Terrace on the right.

    Building Preservation Trust in Dramatic Rescue of Key Endangered Site


    The Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust has completed the heroic rescue of one of the most important and endangered historic sites in the South East of England.

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  • Barry's Facade of the Royal Sussex County Hospital

    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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  • Madryn Street, Ringo Starr’s birthplace, threatened with demolition

    SAVE Urges Pickles to 'PROD' Liverpool on Empty Homes


    The Coalition's Localism agenda is facing its first legal test, as SAVE calls on Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to help residents kill off predecessor John Prescott's controversial attempt to bulldoze their Victorian homes.

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  • Could your restoration project feature in a new TV series?


    A TV company, making a new BBC Two series 'Restoration Home', is looking for owners who are about to undertake the restoration of their period home.

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  • Uncertain future for London's earliest surviving workhouse


    Application for demolition threatens historic former workhouse in Cleveland Street.

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  • Fury as Minister turns down Waterloo Station for listing


    Heritage Minister John Penrose has gone against English Heritage advice and decided not to list Waterloo Station.

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  • Buildings at risk for sale - take your pick!


    SAVE has heard of many fine buildings at risk for sale recently and felt compelled to write an article rather than waiting to feature them each as a building of the month.

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  • SAVE in dramatic bid to list Beatles Houses


    As bulldozers close in on Ringo Starr's childhood home, SAVE and the Merseyside Civic Society appeal for the immediate group listing of Beatles Houses

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  • Newsletter - September 2010


    SAVE's 2010 Newsletter

  • Trust continues fight for Conan Doyle's Surrey home


    The Undershaw Preservation Trust has been campaigning against plans for Conan Doyle's Surrey home. Despite the council's approval, they haven't given up.

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  • Application threatening historic dockyard refused at planning


    An application to build three blocks of flats within a unique Georgian residential quarter in Sheerness Dockyard has been thrown out by Swale Borough Council.

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  • Rediscovered Utopias: Saving London's Suburbs


    This new SAVE report, produced with the support of English Heritage and edited by Ann Robey and Bridget Cherry, looks at 14 of London's planned suburbs, assessing their importance and proposing ways to protect them from damaging change.

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  • Colchester, Back to the Future


    Colchester is one of England's most overlooked historic county towns. SAVE aims to highlight the wealth of Colchester's built heritage.

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  • Reviving Britain's Terraces: Life after Pathfinder


    SAVE's new, groundbreaking report on Labour's disastrous Housing Market Renewal (Pathfinder) Initiative looks at ways good terraced housing earmarked for demolition can be adapted and upgraded to create exemplar 'eco-communities' of the future.

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  • The writing's on the billboard in battle to save Georgian house in Blackburn


    SAVE has joined a campaign, spearheaded by the Georgian Group, to preserve a listed 1780s house in Blackburn which stands in the way of a proposed link road.

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  • The splendid Tottenham & Edmonton Dispensary - to be retained in Spurs' revised scheme

    SAVE Hails Revised Spurs Stadium Scheme


    SAVE has welcomed dramatic revisions to Tottenham Hotspur's stadium redevelopment, announced on 19 May. The revised scheme is the outcome of cooperation between the football club, SAVE, English Heritage and CABE and has resulted not only in the preservati

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  • Listed Brewery Safe Despite Court Ruling


    SAVE fails in first attempt to secure landmark judgement on demolition but will fight on

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  • Destruction in Bootle


    More Pathfinder madness as landmark Liverpool church is flattened.

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  • SAVE calls for urgent action to protect Birmingham's 'Forgotten Arcadia'


    SAVE has called for immediate action to prevent further erosion of history and charcter in one of Birmingham’s most attractive Victorian suburbs.

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  • Dismay as Leigh School comes down


    Dismay as roof is taken off Leigh School

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  • Bulldozers Move in on Strood's Edwardian Gem


    Demolition gathers pace.

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  • Samara: Endangered City on the Volga


    This latest report from the Moscow Architecture Preservation Society (MAPS) and SAVE Europe's Heritage outlines the threats facing the rich architecture of Samara, a great city on the Volga, where the people of Moscow were evacuated during the World War I

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  • Google Earth Map of Silesia


    An interactive map of Silesia showing the location of buildings featured in SAVE's latest publication is now available for users of Google Earth

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  • Kettering gem under threat


    SAVE concerned by application for demolition of fine Edwardian office building.

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  • New SAVE greetings cards now available


    Buy our Tottenham High Street cards and Help kick Spurs' demolition plans into touch

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  • Appeal for help as SAVE begins its search for the 2010-11 Buildings at Risk Catalogue


    We need your beady eyes and local knowledge to help discover new entries for our 2010-11 buildings at risk catalogue.

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  • Sheerness Dockyard put on WHF's list of Watch sites for 2010


    Sheerness Dockyard, nominated by SAVE Britain's Heritage, has been included on the WMF's list of Watch sites for 2010.

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  • Silesia: the Land of Dying Country Houses


    Now available to order

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  • Moscow Heritage at Crisis Point. Second Edition


    Now available to order

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  • Trust buys Moat Brae House


    Historic house under threat now faces a bright future following purchase by Trust.

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  • Happy Birthday All Souls!


    All Souls Church, Haley Hill, Halifax, has celebrated its 150th birthday! It's future was once bleak, however a campaign spearheaded by SAVE secured this magnificent church's future.

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  • Gravesend Temple Escapes Bulldozers after Successful Legal Challenge


    A Sikh temple and former church in Gravesend, Kent, has escaped demolition following a successful legal challenge by SAVE.

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  • Horncastle Town Hall, a former drill hall built in 1901

    Much-loved Edwardian drill hall faces destruction


    Horncastle Town Hall, a much loved and well used community centre, is threatened by demolition for replacement with a residential development scheme.

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  • The Guards Chapel at Chelsea Barracks, built in 1859

    New congregation in bid to revive Chelsea chapel


    A thriving Orthodox congregation in south London has expressed strong interest in taking over the long empty Guards Chapel at Chelsea Barracks.

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  • DEMOLISHED - Help SAVE the beautiful interiors of the Palace Theatre in Nelson


    Negotiations between the Theatres Trust and the Council lead to temporary stay on beautiful Nelson Theatre allowing consideration of future uses.

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  • SAVE's New Buildings at Risk Catalogue: Sample Entries


    Take a peep at some of the entries from our new buildings at risk catalogue, All We Need is Love.

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  • Woodstock Station Spared Demolition for the Second Time


    The Former Woodstock Station, which once served Blenheim Palace, has been spared needless demolition for the second time!

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  • Save money when you buy our latest 2 reports


    Buy our 2 latest reports for £25 plus p&p. Download the attached flyer for further details.

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  • Demolition approved for Clarence Street School


    Bitter disappointment as Bolton Council vote for demolition of Former Clarence Street School following a hard fought battle.

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  • More threats to historic buildings as a result of school expansion plans


    Proposed expansion of a school in Reading, and the construction of leisure facilities, seek the demolition of 2 fine Victorian villas on Bath Road, Reading.

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  • Shock as Manchester villa demolished


    SAVE decries sudden demolition of 1850s Manchester villa.

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  • New Publication For Sale Now!


    'TRIUMPH, DISASTER AND DECAY - The SAVE Survey of LIVERPOOL'S HERITAGE' is available for purchase now.

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  • Historic Welsh Pub Threatened with Demolition


    Campaign growing to save historic Welsh Pub, the Vulcan Hotel, complete with its Edwardian tiled facade and further internal decorative tilework.

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  • Toxteth Street CPO Confirmed


    SAVE has learned that the Compulsory Purchase Order for 520 houses in Toxteth Street, East Manchester, has been confirmed by the Secretary of State. The news comes as a bitter disappointment both to SAVE and residents who have been fighting demolition

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  • STOP PRESS! Demolition Approved for Annesley Colliery Headstocks & Bath House


    Hopes have been dashed and disappointment descends as application for demolition of Annesley Colliery Headstocks and Bath House is approved after a long and hard fought battle.

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  • Smithfield Saved

    Smithfield is saved!


    The Smithfield General Market Buildings have been saved! SAVE Britain's Heritage are delighted to hear that the Secretary of State has thrown out developer's plans to demolish these fine historic buildings situated within the Smithfield conservation area,

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  • Newsletter - September 2008


  • Barford Granary, Wiltshire


    Delightful granary building saved from demolition and beautifully repaired.

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  • Brighton Churches: The Need for Action Now


    New Brighton Churches publication. Order your copy now...

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  • Pickles Deals Huge Blow to Welsh Streets Demolition Plans


    Huge blow for council's plans to flatten historic neighbourhood as Secretary of State rules that Welsh Streets demolition should be subject to Environmental Impact Assessment

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  • Haxey Grange (Photo: Paul Barker)

    Dare to Care: SAVE's Latest 'Lonely Hearts' List of Buildings at Risk


    SAVE's new Buildings at Report 'Dare to Care' shines the light on historic properties in urgent need of new owners or fresh uses, revealing an array of exciting opportunities for restorers. This is the ultimate 'lonely hearts' list for buildings at risk.

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Event: After Smithfield Symposium

Thursday 16th October 2014, 6.30 pm The Gallery, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL
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Kapow! A blow to butchering developers that will resonate for years

Charles Clover's piece on Smithfield in the Sunday Times 13.07.14
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