BCAAC takes on Belgrove House

The BCAAC are joining forces with local groups to shrink the development at Belgrove House. Their demand is simple: reduce the height of the development to the recommended three to six storeys. The predominant scale of development to the south of Euston Road is three to six storeys, and Camden’s planning brief for Belgrove HouseContinue reading “BCAAC takes on Belgrove House”

Bloomsbury’s Heritage is At Risk

Bloomsbury has outgrown the status of Conservation Area, and requires something new to properly protect its heritage. ‘A conservation area is an area of special historic or architectural interest, the appearance or character of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.’ The statute defining a conservation area, Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) ActContinue reading “Bloomsbury’s Heritage is At Risk”

UCL Launches Excellent Mapping Resource

UCL have been working on an online application to map information about the buildings of London. The BCAAC planned to create an interactive online map showing the history and importance of buildings in Bloomsbury. However thanks to an extensive research project undertaken by UCL and today shared on Londonist, we no longer need to. UCLContinue reading “UCL Launches Excellent Mapping Resource”

A Forgotten Part of London’s Heritage

We value the walls of our city – the vertical aspects of its historic architecture, the facades of the buildings which give London its distinctive special character. And yet the floor of our city, the streets between our buildings, are curiously valued to a much lesser extent, despite being equally rich in heritage. London isContinue reading “A Forgotten Part of London’s Heritage”