City backs beefed-up Barbican Conservation Area plans

Barbican Centre

Final version puts back some areas cut out of earlier ’emasculated’ proposal

The City of London Corporation has given its backing to the creation of a new conservation area for its Barbican and Golden Lane estates that includes some areas controversially missed out of earlier proposals.

Members of the residents’ associations representing both of the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon-designed estates last year submitted a request for the creation of a super-conservation area covering both sites, the nearby Brewery Conservation Area and the Museum of London site to the south-east.

But City planning officers questioned the justification for such an all-encompassing heritage zone and suggested the creation of separate conservation areas for each estate that excluded buildings in between, the Brewery area and an area dubbed “zone 5” including the museum, north of London Wall.

This content is available to Registered users

You are not currently logged in.

LOGIN or REGISTER to access this story

LOGIN or REGISTER for free access on selected stories and sign up for email alerts.

Take out a subscription to BD and you will get immediate access to:

  • Up to the minute architecture news from around the UK
  • Reviews of the latest buildings from all corners of the world
  • Our monthly digital edition including stunning photos, building and technical studies
  • Full access to all our online archives
  • PLUS you will receive a print copy of WA100 when it is published in January

Get access to premium content subscribe today