Save Sheffield's Grade II Listed Edwardian Jessop Hospital building
  • Petitioning Rt Hon Eric Pickles, Secretary of State

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Rt Hon Eric Pickles, Secretary of State

Save Sheffield's Grade II Listed Edwardian Jessop Hospital building

    1. Nicholas Roscoe
    2. Petition by

      Nicholas Roscoe

      Sheffield, United Kingdom

We call upon the Secretary of State Rt. Hon Eric Pickles to reject Sheffield University's plans to demolish this Grade II Listed Edwardian Hospital building. We are tired of Sheffield City Council needlessly bulldozing our heritage and urge you to intervene.

Grade II listed buildings should, by law, only be demolished in exceptional cases. We applaud plans to build a new Engineering complex and welcome all this will bring, however this development does not hinge on the small amount of extra space gained by demolition. There is no exceptional case.

Sheffield City Council should have asked the University to revise their plans to integrate the Edwardian building. The University bought the building in full knowledge of its listed status. If unwilling to maintain it they should have investigated selling it to someone else. This option has not been pursued and Sheffield City Council has failed to properly enforce planning law and its own policy.

We urge Eric Pickles to intervene.

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    • Ken Storey ALDBROUGH, HULL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 29 days ago

      It's part of my and Sheffield's heritage

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    • ellen jones MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      I'm a former sheffield university architecture student and i'm appalled that the university has decided to make this decision, given the number of victorain properties that they have already demolished over the years on campus. the new building looks disjointed and in no way reflects the urban street scene. this is a red brick university...

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    • Adrian Mitchell LOUGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      Listed buildings should be protected

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    • Sandra Klee SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      It's part of our heritage. Too many beautiful buildings have been demolished in Sheffield to be replaced by monstrosities!

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    • John Butterfield SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      To demolish this building would be criminal...

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