Warehouse in Bradford conservation area
A grand imposing industrial building on Vincent Street, Bradford is about to be demolished:
Permission was in fact granted in 2013 to demolish this building in a conservation area. If only councils would understand that a conservation area requires all of its component parts to be protected to preserve the aesthetic of the area. Bradford’s industrial history had a statutory protection here, offering a window into how the brutal architecture of the city was an industrial necessity. And now these robust megolithic buildings have acquired a timeless quality, they are to be lost.
Please Bradford, understand that the difference between a listed building and a conservation area is that within a conservation area, it is both the buildings and the spaces between the buildings that need to be preserved.