SAVE in the news - November 2022

The M&S Oxford Street public inquiry continued to make headlines everywhere from the Daily Express to Private Eye, with Kristin Scott Thomas’s eloquent statement to the inspector warranting a spread in The Times.

SAVE director Henrietta Billings wrote a piece for Building Design reflecting on the significance of the inquiry. Henrietta was also quoted in the Evening Standard warning that SAVE will fight plans for a 16-storey tower on Liverpool Street Station if they are submitted in their current form. And, with other heritage leaders, Henrietta signed open letters that appeared in the Times (on Ukraine’s heritage) and in the Birmingham Post (on plans to demolish one of the city’s last examples of post-war Brutalism). 

Meanwhile papers in the North West covered the news that residents have begun moving into the restored Andrew Gibson House on the Wallasey waterfront after the Victorian mansion – formerly home to the widows of merchant seamen – was saved from demolition by campaigners including SAVE. And the Sheffield Star reported that The Plough Inn, opposite the world’s oldest football ground, has been put up for sale, giving the local community a second chance to save it from demolition.