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The freeholder of Twentieth Century House in Soho Square, Royal London Insurance, has made an application to demolish the building and to replace it with a larger modern office building. It has ignored over 1,500 people who asked for the application to be withdrawn. The Soho Society has now applied for the building to be listed and that request is currently being considered by Historic England.
Twentieth Century House is a 1930's building in the South East corner of Soho Square. The owner applied on 29 May 2019 to demolish the building and re-develop the site. The building is in the conservation area but is unlisted. It has deep historical connections with the film industry based in Soho. The replacement building is a standard modern office building which will detract from one of London's most well-loved and historical squares. We ask Royal London to reconsider and work with the film industry and the local residents to find a use for the existing building which will avoid demolition. The application can be seen at 19/04164/FULL on Westminster City Council's planning website.