Solent Flour Mills: Art deco building demolition work beginsSouthampton City Council said it had obtained notification from Associated British Ports (ABP) of its aim to bring down the Solent Flour Mills building at Western Docks. Heritage campaigners had known as for the 86-yr-antique constructing to be saved and stated its loss would be “a tragedy”. ABP stated not one of the proposals to reuse the building were “appropriate”. The mill, constructed on newly reclaimed land at the docks in the Thirties, has been unused considering Hovis ceased milling operations in 2018. It changed into designed by architect Sir Alfred Gedler who was additionally at the back of the Baltic Flour Mills in Gateshead, now converted into a current artwork gallery. Image caption ABP said it had “engaged demolition contractors for the site” Historic England turned down an utility to have it indexed in 2019. In January, ABP introduced its purpose to raze the constructing below accepted development guidelines. More than 1,two hundred humans signed a petition calling for it to be saved. Southampton City Council stated despite the fact that the demolition did no longer require planning permission, it was knowledgeable of the technique of demolition which become due to start on 15 July, in keeping with the Local Democracy Reporting Service. City councillor Sarah Bogle said there was “a number of affection” for the building. “We want to be extra ambitious and display off Southampton’s brilliant historical past. It’s an opportunity overlooked for the city,” she said. Image caption The mill has ruled the skyline of the port for more than 80 years An ABP spokesperson confirmed demolition work had all started. A spokesperson stated: “Over the beyond yr, we’ve consulted with some of people and businesses to discover alternative uses for the website but unluckily no financially feasible proposals were put forward. “The constructing, which has been altered over many a long time and partially rebuilt following damage within the conflict, occupies a primary seven-acre web site in the port complicated. This area is wanted via the port as we are seeking to maintain and develop employment in Southampton.” The port said it’d create a “complete report of the building in its current shape” to be shared with the metropolis’s museum. The demolition work is expected to take 40 weeks. Related Topics Southampton Share this story About sharing Email Facebook Messenger Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn More on this story Solent Four Mills: Art deco building set to be demolished 27 January 2020 Hovis to cut one hundred jobs in Southampton and High Wycombe 1 October 2018 Cambridge Union: Art deco facade to head in £10m revamp 16 December 2018 Exhibition celebrates Southampton’s concrete homes 14 January 2016 Related Internet links ABP Southampton The BBC isn’t always liable for the content of external Internet sites England MP requires ‘device alternate’ after police stop 10 August 2020 From the sectionLondon Full article MP requires ‘device exchange’ after police prevent Use of army ships to stop migrants ‘dangerous’ 10 August 2020 From the sectionEngland Full article Use of army ships to prevent migrants ‘dangerous’ Child harm as van smashes into residence 10 August 2020 From the sectionBirmingham & Black Country Full article Child hurt as van smashes into residence From other neighborhood information websites Fitness expert Liam Walsh takes over the Great Barn in Titchfield with his modern new way of dropping lockdown weight Portsmouth Today Five new homes to be built on farmland in Area of Natural Beauty close to Highclere Castle Basingstoke Gazette Find out more approximately footcare at Isle of Wight Diabetes Group zoom meeting On The Wight ‘We may not stop running’: Police chair speaks out as upward thrust in stalking and robberies hits Hampshire Andover Advertiser Law firm Shoosmiths reopens Whiteley workplaces after ‘radical refresh’ way to coronavirus Portsmouth Today Tributes retain to flood in for “gifted artist and write” James Nash Andover Advertiser About these consequences

Southampton City Council said it had obtainedDemolition Companies UK notification from Associated British Ports (ABP) of its aim to bring down the Solent Flour Mills building at Western Docks.

Heritage campaigners had known as for the 86-yr-antique constructing to be saved and stated its loss would be “a tragedy”.

ABP stated not one of the proposals to reuse the building were “appropriate”.

The mill, constructed on newly reclaimed land at the docks in the Thirties, has been unused considering Hovis ceased milling operations in 2018.

It changed into designed by architect Sir Alfred Gedler who was additionally at the back of the Baltic Flour Mills in Gateshead, now converted into a current artwork gallery.

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ABP said it had “engaged demolition contractors for the site”
Historic England turned down an utility to have it indexed in 2019.

In January, ABP introduced its purpose to raze the constructing below accepted development guidelines.

More than 1,two hundred humans signed a petition calling for it to be saved.

Southampton City Council stated despite the fact that the demolition did no longer require planning permission, it was knowledgeable of the technique of demolition which become due to start on 15 July, in keeping with the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

City councillor Sarah Bogle said there was “a number of affection” for the building.

“We want to be extra ambitious and display off Southampton’s brilliant historical past. It’s an opportunity overlooked for the city,” she said.

Image caption
The mill has ruled the skyline of the port for more than 80 years
An ABP spokesperson confirmed demolition work had all started.

A spokesperson stated: “Over the beyond yr, we’ve consulted with some of people and businesses to discover alternative uses for the website but unluckily no financially feasible proposals were put forward.

“The constructing, which has been altered over many a long time and partially rebuilt following damage within the conflict, occupies a primary seven-acre web site in the port complicated. This area is wanted via the port as we are seeking to maintain and develop employment in Southampton.”

The port said it’d create a “complete report of the building in its current shape” to be shared with the metropolis’s museum.

The demolition work is expected to take 40 weeks.

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