Unremarkable, but vital buildings

A small building in the industrial belt of Bradford has a demolition application set to it.

http://www.planning4bradford.com/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=map&keyVal=NAWZ38DHLT000

Unremarkable bradford

Individually buildings like this demonstrate no aesthetic grandeur, but should this block in Bradford be regenerated, the industrial building stock  would be a lynch pin connected to former to the future. Understated buildings like this have no statutory protection – there is nothing planners can do to stop them being demolished –  but when they are integrated into a new development tend to anchor the new builds to the setting.

Old buildings are a finite resource, and a building like this, although presently considered of no value, would one day be priceless.

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