The BCAAC is contributing to a heritage audit of the area affected by the Euston Planning Brief and HS2. The aim is to bring to Camden’s attention the importance of the listed buildings and parts of the CA whose setting will be affected by the development proposals.
The BCAAC held a party to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the act which set up Conservation Areas and the exhibition of the model showing London in 1840. The BCAAC has been in existence since 1967! Frank Dobson, a founder member and significant contributor for the betterment of heritage in Camden was the guest of […]
Torrington Place to Tavistock Place Public Inquiry BCAAC recently took part in a Public Inquiry, which was held at Camden Town Hall for four weeks, between 10 October and 2 November 2017. An Experimental Traffic Order, signed off in July 2015, heralded significant changes to the layout and flow of traffic along Torrington Place […]
Camden’s Euston Area Plan and all the changes proposed for Euston Square and the area around it cause considerable concern. Proposals for Euston Station include rumours of a possible attempt to reorientate Euston Square Gardens or build on them for commercial development. All these discussions seem to ignore that the adjacent listed buildings are in […]
We’re having an exhibition of photographs to display some of the buildings and work we have been involved in within the conservation area. We would be delighted if you could join us on Tuesday 29th November between 6pm-8pm at the Alan Baxter Gallery for the opening. Wine and nibbles will be available.
The BCAAC is holding a fundraising event on October 9th. British Telecom have very generously given us the use of their BT Tower viewing gallery and Griff Rhys Jones has volunteered to be the master of ceremonies! There will be an interview with Richard Seifert and a short talk by Professor Alan Short. Funds raised […]
APPALLING – THE DEMOLITION OF THIS FINE FACADE HAS JUST BEEN APPROVED WITH ONLY ONE COUNCILLOR VOTING AGAINST IT. THE OFFICERS AND PLANNING COMMITTEE SEEM OBLIVIOUS TO THEIR DUTY TO PRESERVE AND CARE FOR OUR CONSERVATION AREA! DO THEY REALLY NOT VALUE THE CONSERVATION AREA OR ARE THE DEVELOPMENT PLANS OF BIG INSTITUTIONS ALWAYS MORE […]
‘The proposal for a vastly pumped up scheme for the conversion of the old GPO sorting office on New Oxford Street has been approved by Camden Council. This was a grim decision as the proposal causes great harm to the conservation area – in particular the view down Museum Street from the British Museum (lined […]
Has anyone else noticed the spread of bannermania, disfiguring the faces of some of Bloomsbury’s finest buildings? There seems to be a misconceived need for institutions to shout ‘I’m here!’ by sporting an outsize banner, usually in some garish colour. I think it must be down to public relations departments feeling the need to justify […]