Public meeting: Save Liverpool Street Station

Join SAVE Britain’s Heritage, Griff Rhys Jones and LISSCA (the campaign to save Liverpool Street Station) for a public meeting about the development proposed by Network Rail and Sellar.

When: Tuesday 21st November 2023, 6pm

Where: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH

What: Hear from Griff Rhys Jones and others about the plans for a £1.5bn development at Liverpool Street Station that would destroy parts of the station and the grade II* former Great Eastern Hotel.

We believe that if these new plans are approved it would set a terrible precedent meaning no listed building would be safe from harm.

Henrietta Billings, director of SAVE Britain’s Heritage, said: “We passionately believe that building towers on top of and through listed buildings is a crass and unsustainable approach to developing our towns and cities. If Sellar’s proposal for Liverpool Street is acceptable, why not build office blocks on top of other protected public buildings – the Albert Hall, the Tower of London, the British Museum?”

SAVE Britain’s Heritage and 10 other heritage organisations have joined forces as LISSCA*, reviving the name of the campaign chaired by John Betjeman which successfully opposed 1970s plans to bulldoze the station.

Griff Rhys Jones, president of LISSCA and the Victorian Society, said: "It is unacceptable that Network Rail has ignored the 22,363 people who have signed the petition against the plans and the experts in the heritage and architecture sectors who say not to do this. These plans are insensitive, unnecessary and traduce a famous gateway to London, a listed working part of our history. I urge the public to come to the meeting and donate to our fundraiser to ensure we can match the developer’s deep pockets.”

Support the Fighting Fund.

Object to the planning application before 3rd December. The planning reference is 23/00453/FULEIA

For those who can’t join us in person, we will be live streaming the event. Griff Rhys Jones is hosting and speaking.

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* LISSCA (the Liverpool Street Station Campaign) is comprised of SAVE Britain’s Heritage, The Twentieth Century Society, Historic Buildings & Places, The Georgian Group, The Spitalfields Trust, Civic Voice, London Historians, The Betjeman Society, The Council for British Archaeology and London & Middlesex Archaeological Society and chaired by The Victorian Society.