Milton Keynes centre listed
Milton Keynes’ 1970s shopping centre will today be listed at grade II, in a major victory for architectural campaigners over the building’s management.
It is one of four listing decisions on modern buildings due to be announced by architecture minister John Penrose today.
It was designed by Christopher Woodward alongside Derek walker and Stuart Mosscrop.
Coventry Market, built in 1957 and designed by the city architecture department, along with Sheffield’s 1964 Castle House co-operative department store, will retain their protection after he rejected appeals against their listing at grade II last year.
But Penrose turned down the application to list the 1966 gatehouse at St Anne’s College, Oxford.
The news was welcomed by English Heritage and Jon Wright, senior caseworker at the Twentieth Century Society which has been fighting for Milton Keynes for 10 years and worked on the other cases, hailed the three listings as “a really fantastic result”.