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Colin Campbell House, Plymouth
Colin Campbell House, Plymouth, EG Catchpole, 1938

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Colin Campbell House, Plymouth under threat of demolition

Plymouth City Council has released a £40m plan to redevelop Colin Campbell Court in Plymouth, including the demolition of Colin Campbell House. It was built as a car showroom in 1938-9, and in recent times has been both a Mothercare and a Habitat store. Surviving both the Blitz and the subsequent rebuilding of the city, it is a rare Art Deco gem in Plymouth – comparable with Tinside Lido on Plymouth Hoe (listed Grade II*).

We are in contact with the C20 caseworkers, as the demolition of this fine building would be a loss to the city.

C20 Conservation Adviser Tess Pinto said, ‘Colin Campbell House is a well-loved landmark in Plymouth. The façade in particular is extremely well preserved, and we believe that the building has tremendous potential to be adapted sympathetically for community or residential use.’

Please support us by adding your comments on our Facebook page or signing the petition.

You can even follow developments on a dedicated Facebook page set up by a local enthusiast. You can read the Plymouth Herald article on the proposed development here.

Tony Stokoe