Fears as Southbank Centre granted immunity from listing

Hayward Gallery

Cultural complex rejected for listing for fourth time

The Southbank Centre has been turned down for listing for the fourth time – and a certificate of immunity from listing has been issued.

This means it cannot be assessed again for at least five years and leaves it open to redevelopment work – or even demolition.

The Twentieth Century Society today expressed outrage at the government’s decision and vowed to challenge it. It also registered concern at the attitude of the Southbank Centre operators who, the society said, should be proud of their buildings which include the Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room.

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