Unremarkable, but vital buildings
A small building in the industrial belt of Bradford has a demolition application set to it.
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.