Friday, 5 July 2013

Earl's Court Demolition: A Case for Listing?

The famous exhibition centre and venue for some of the 2012 Olympic events, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, is going to be demolished.  A campaign group is arguing agains the move and wants the building listed.

Is there a case for listing here?  English Heritage's criteria for listing are:
  • Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important; only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I
  • Grade II* buildings are particularly important buildings of more than special interest; 5.5% of listed buildings are Grade II*
  • Grade II buildings are nationally important and of special interest; 92% of all listed buildings are in this class and it is the most likely grade of listing for a home owner.

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