Archive | December 2018

Bingley Science and Technical School

Plans to demolish Bingley Science and Technical School:

https://planning.bradford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=PHQ880DH0GF00&activeTab=summary

 

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Bradford Council have been forced to sell this handsome building following an extensive marketing campaign which have proved unsuccessful in finding a new tenant.  Interestingly a covenant attached to the building states it must only be used for local educational purposes. A very noble Victorian ambition indeed, however this clause could be the death knell of the school, as this imposed flexibility precludes a potential conversion to housing.

The Victorians and their institutions, slowly dismantled as civic society is subjected to the bottom line.

Couldn’t the free school movement have snapped this up from the council? I’m sure a peppercorn price could have been negotiated with a community group intent on setting up a free school for the sake of saving the building. This is near Ilkley after all.