The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Colin Campbell House, Plymouth

We have also supported the proposal by the Tinside Action Group (the body instrumental in the listing of Plymouth Tinside Lido) to spot-list the above building and to protect it from a current redevelopment application, which would entail the building’s demolition.

This building by Mr E G Catchpole, built in 1938, is the only surviving example of Art Deco architecture in Plymouth City centre. A former car showroom, it is a good typical example of the period, with its flat roof and original curved windows. The main elevation is elegantly articulated in a streamlined moderne fashion. We feel that Colin Campbell House should be listed as a unique example of interwar architecture in Plymouth City centre.

Emmanuelle Morgan