Fight for London town houses

Fight for London town houses

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Chinese Embassy, Portland Place, under demolition
Photograph: Charles Brooking

As well as fighting for large country houses, SAVE also works to protect smaller urban housing. In London SAVE successfully campaigned with local people to prevent the demolition of 29 Regency houses in Shepherdess Walk, Hackney, resulting in the happy restoration of the properties.
 
A less happy tale was the loss of the original Chinese Embassy in Portland Place, which was demolished in 1980 under the pretext of diplomatic immunity. Meanwhile, hundreds of Georgian houses in Islington and neighbouring boroughs, many owned by local councils, were left empty and allowed to decay.

 

 


 

 


 
 
 
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