Bloomsbury conservation group revamps its website and warns of threat to the area’s ‘special character’

The Bloomsbury Conservation Areas Advisory Committee (BCAAC) wants more people to visit its improved website to learn about the internationally renowned district but warns that heritage assets are facing "significant threats". BCAAC covers seven conservation areas in Central London. The website has been updated to include new information on the conservation areas (including Charlotte Street …

Artist’s home and studio in Charlotte Street is given protected status

Front of building.

A building containing the former family home of artist and designer couple Adrian and Corinne Heath and the studio of modernist artist Birgit Skiöld has been listed as a heritage asset because of its architectural and cultural value. Historic England has given Grade II listed status to the building at 28 Charlotte Street because it holds …

Richard Seifert design among buildings facing demolition on Berners Street

A modernist building designed by Richard Seifert & Partners and a neo-Georgian building by Robert Angell & Curtis could be demolished in a redevelopment on Berners Street. Derwent London intend to submit a planning application to Westminster council in April to demolish three buildings and create a single new building. Derwent held an exhibition last …

Help us preserve the name Middlesex Hospital Chapel

By News Reporters The Middlesex Hospital Chapel at the heart of the building development known as Fitzroy Place is currently being restored as part of an agreement with Westminster City Council. It is a Grade II* listed building and it is the only part of the former hospital that still remains intact. However, the developers …

Colville Place paving should be repaired with care to maintain its character

By News Reporters Camden Council's plans to carry out "improvement works" to an 18th-century pedestrian way have been met with alarm by some people living along the little street. Colville Place is a paved court connecting Charlotte Street with Whitfield Street and dates back to 1766 and is frequently featured on photographs of the neighbourhood. It …

Michelin recognises Fitzrovia eateries in 2014 guide, but the food fight continues

The prestigious Michelin guide to restaurants and hotels has continued to recognise Fitzrovia restaurants and has also awarded new eateries. In its 2014 edition published this month nine Fitzrovia establishments are listed. However, food and restaurants arouse passions in the neighbourhood in many ways. Three restaurants -- Dabbous in Whitfield Street, Pied à Terre in …

Fitzrovia’s heritage and special quality are under threat

By Planning Correspondent There are currently development proposals which apart from other negative features involve the demolition of two Georgian buildings retaining only the facades: 74 Charlotte Street and 1-3 Goodge Street. Both are capable of refurbishment for continued use. 1-3 Goodge Street is the oldest building in the street (circa 1763) has a rare …

Oldest building on Goodge Street under threat from proposed redevelopment

By Angela Lovely Plans to redevelop the corner of Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road will destroy a Georgian building if planning permission is allowed. Number 1-3 Goodge Street was built in 1763 and retains many original external and internal features and has an unusual floor layout. It is the oldest building on Goodge Street …