House Building

Case Study – A failed ball-cock saturates a listed Waterstone’s bookshop

By | 2018-03-08T11:18:41+00:00 January 13th, 2018|General, Maintenance, News|

Waterstone’s, the book shop, has a magnificent Edwardian store in Gower Street, London, which was designed by architect Charles Fitzroy Doll. It has a mass of complex detail and is listed Grade 2. In January 2012, George Allan visited the store on a book-shopping trip and was disturbed to see out of a window

Historic England ignores thousands of “Buildings at Risk”

By | 2018-03-08T12:18:33+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Buildings, General, Maintenance, News|

The annual October appearance of Historic England’s list of “Buildings at Risk” conveys a sense that the threats to England’s heritage are known, under control and in some sense, managed. The threat even seems to be reducing: 387 buildings at risk were removed from the list this year, and only 328 added.  Historic England