The Twentieth Century Society

40 Buildings Saved

Bracken House, City of London
Torilla, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Holy Trinity Church, Gillingham, Kent
Centre for Estate Management, University of Reading

From our much loved red telephone boxes and art deco lidos to raw concrete Brutalist structures and sleek modernist homes, the Twentieth Century Society is celebrating 40 years of campaigning to save the very best of 20th century architecture and design.

To mark this event, we are highlighting 40 Buildings for 40 Years – buildings which would not have survived without our intervention.

From schools and shopping centres, churches and civic centres, universities and hotels, all boasting a range of periods and styles, the 40 are just a sample of the buildings the charity has helped save since it launched in 1979 as the Thirties Society, changing its name in 1992 to the Twentieth Century Society to better reflect the period of its work.

“Working alongside community groups, planners and our heritage and conservation colleagues, we are proud of what we have achieved,” said Director Catherine Croft.

“We do not need to demolish great architecture to allow room for innovation and economic growth.  These buildings are a valuable legacy which add to the richness of the fabric of our architectural heritage.”

Use the drop down list or the map on the right to explore these 40 buildings.