Published: 2nd May 2019

Photo credit – Sellar A planning proposal that involves gutting a Victorian warehouse to build a 17 storey glass office block in Bermondsey, South London, has been heavily criticised by a conservation charity. The Victorian Society, who campaign for the protection of Victorian and Edwardian buildings, says the project by developers Sellar would contribute to the ‘steady destruction’ of Southwark and it is ‘crucial’ this building is protected. Architects Renzo Piano Buildings Workshop, who also designed The Shard, have drawn up plans which would only retain the outer shell of the warehouse. The project’s website says it will be surrounded by offices designed to attract ‘makers and creators’ such as media and tech start-ups. The Victorian Society says the new tower would ‘eradicate the integrity’ of the warehouse, which was built in the mid-1800s and still retains many of its original features. Bermondsey played a key … (To read the full article, subscribe below)