News of plans to demolish some of our city’s longest-standing buildings is coming in fast and furious. Bermondsey has been hard hit, and we’ve just learned that a decision has been made to replace a 143-year old tin factory with an eight-story metal-cased Network Rail building. The original Victorian building has been standing since around 1838 and survived bombing during the Second World War. There wasn’t a single objection among the planning committee, but it has the potential to be a beautiful restoration project.
You can make a difference in halting these plans. Head over to Change.org to sign a petition to preserve the latest victim of Southwark’s historical architecture. There’s already over 150 signatures, but they need your help to reach their targets.
Here’s a list of more ways you can help save our city.