Burning heritage

Are the Houses of Parliament set for the flames? Brice Stratford discusses with David Scullion

Should heritage be preserved at all costs or can defunct and forgotten buildings make space for better use? On this week’s Critic Podcast, our Online editor David Scullion discusses with Brice Stratford about the restoration of parliament and the heel-dragging by MPs over what should be done. Stratford argues that there are parallels between today and the conditions in 1834 just before the palace was destroyed by fire.

Brice Stratford has written about the issue here, and also about the closure of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry here.

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