Angry conservationists appeal Southbank listing decision

Hayward Gallery

‘Integrity of listing system at stake’

The Twentieth Century Society has appealed against the government’s decision not to list the Southbank Centre, a decision which sparked anger and bemusement in architecture and heritage circles.

The minister, Michael Ellis, over-ruled his own advisers, Historic England, last week and turned the cultural complex down for the fourth time saying there were “strong arguments” on both sides.

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