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Change your decision to demolish this 143-year old Tin Box Factory in Bermondsey!

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More and more Victorian and Edwardian buildings disappear from the streets of Bermondsey and if we don't act now, it will be too late.

The next victim of Southwark Council's Planning Committee is the Wyatt & Co Tin Box Factory on Tanner Street. Wyatt & Co was established around 1838 and the Tin Box Factory built in 1872. The Tin Box Factory is still standing owing to the excellent workmanship of the builders at the time. It also withstood the 1651 bombs dropped over Southwark in between October 1940 and June 1941.

A decision to demolish this 143-year old building and let Solum Regeneration (Network Rail) replace it with an 8 storey metal clad building in contemporary style was taken by Southwark Council's Planning Committee on 2 June 2015. Not one of the Councillors objected to this decision, it was unanimous.

I personally cannot fathom this lack of imagination on their part as I can easily see a beautifully restored and attractive building making a difference to the local community by housing people and small local businesses.

I have started this petition as I believe I am not alone in feeling angry and disappointed with Southwark Council demolishing so many old buildings. Rather than demolishing, I believe it is Southwark Council's duty to protect older buildings in the Borough of Southwark and to restore them as it is also the more environmentally friendly option.

With this petition, I’m calling on Southwark Council to review their criteria when deciding to demolish Victorian and Edwardian buildings not only in Bermondsey but also in the whole Borough of Southwark.

Please help me save this 143-year old Victorian building in Bermondsey by signing this petition.




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