Love them or loathe them, Historic England has added 17 bold and colourful post-modern buildings to their National Heritage List. The listings follow their research into this architectural style and recommendations that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport give these buildings heritage protection. Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England, said: ‘Post-Modern architecture brought fun and colour to our streets. Housing schemes were enlivened with bold façades, a school technology building was decorated with columns designed as screws, a business park injected with glamour. ‘These are scarce survivals of a really influential period of British architecture and these buildings deserve the protection that listing gives them.’ Founders Hall, City of London, London. Shadwell Basin, Tower Hamlets, London. Truro Crown Courts, Cornwall. Uxbridge Civic Centre, Hillingdon, London. Cosmic House, Kensington … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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