Too many of Plymouth’s iconic buildings have been left to rot. My challenge to their owners is simple: invest in these buildings or sell them to someone who will.
Last April I launched my Buildings at Risk List, featuring ten important buildings in our city that have fallen into disuse and disrepair.
Plymouth has a proud history and our buildings tell our story. Many are over a century old, surviving the Plymouth Blitz and the wrecking ball of past regenerations. It’s time they were given a new lease of life, a fresh purpose and a brighter future.
Since last April, we’ve had progress on several of the buildings on my list. Work is underway at Raglan Gatehouse and at St Simon’s Church in Mount Gould. The fantastic detailing on the RBS/Natwest building in the city centre is also set to be repaired.
I’ll be updating my Buildings at Risk List on an annual basis until all of Plymouth’s historic buildings are brought back to life.
Let me know in the comments below which Plymouth buildings you think should be included in my 2023 Buildings at Risk List, which I’ll be publishing next month
You can read my 2022 Buildings at Risk List here: Luke Pollard draws up ‘at risk list’ of Plymouth’s worst eyesore buildings – Plymouth Live (plymouthherald.co.uk)