The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Buildings at risk

Former Western Morning News HQ, Plymouth

Status: Grade II* listed (Jul 2015)

Image: Grimshaw and Partners

Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, 1993

This award-winning ship-shaped building on a hillside overlooking Plymouth has been empty since 2013 and is threatened with demolition. Built to house the printing presses and editorial offices, it features an innovative transparent glass facade and a boardroom in a tower 22m above the site. The company was so proud of the building that it was used in their company logo. The Daily Mail and General Trust which owns the building has applied for demolition.

We have submitted an urgent listing application to EH, which has been strongly supported by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw.

Status: Grade II* listed (July 2015)

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