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it's an eyesore , what little architectural merit it may have had has been lost by the huge variety of additions and changes made over it's life as a working hospital, very few hospitals are deemed worthy of listing and even then it's only parts and at grade 2 - as is the case with the Jessop site

 

as for the listing of modern buildings, if a building exemplifies it's type and is relatively unmolested from it's original form then it might well be listed

 

Which is the eyesore?

 

The lovely classic period building in need of a little bit of TLC

http://media.photobucket.com/image/jessops%20hospital%20sheffield/Steelcityrise/IMG_4991.jpg

 

Or another 60s revival 'lego swastica' monstrosity that will likely replace it

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/Jessop_West_0759.JPG

 

:huh:

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.....was the Midland bank on the corner of Glossop Rd and the dual carriageway.

 

It is currently being converted into a Sainsbury outlet.

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Labour leftists want to do away with all the relics of Britains past that they despise so much; the Jessops building just has to go... the future trendy, Somali lesbian students with laptops and Ipads will require a more modern setting.

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From the look of the report in the Telegraph, the university is putting its toe in the water before submitting the planning application. If the demolition plan looks to be controversial they may choose one of the options which involves retaining the Edwardian wing.

A few people writing to the local papers and copying in the vice-chancellor (vc@sheffield.ac.uk) might well head the proposal off at the pass.

I wrote yesterday......

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Looks like they are definitely pushing for the demolition option now:

 

http://theuniversityofsheffield.com/OverviewMay2012/FMW-G2Z-AB2IN0V9BA-B8J8X-1/News1.aspx?dm_i=FMW,SQOC,2IN0V9,2CAM4,1

 

The challenge is to get the greatest amount of usable space out of the Jessop East site. The University has been through a series of plans to take the proposed development forward. This process has allowed the University to understand the challenges and opportunities that the site can deliver and has led to the conclusion that developing the whole site, which would involve demolition of the Edwardian extension of the old Jessop Hospital, is the preferred option. The Edwardian wing previously housed gynaecology and outpatient services, with labour wards located in the Victorian wing and St George’s wing.

 

This is not without its difficulties as the extension is covered by a single English Heritage listing for the Jessop Victorian and later Edwardian extension.

 

 

As well as the Vice-Chancellor, complaints should be copied to the Director of Estates: Mr Keith Lilley - keith.lilley@sheffield.ac.uk (http://www.shef.ac.uk/efm/support/telephone) and English Heritage.

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I believe the Edwardian part was demolised a few years ago and its the Victorian part they now are talking about. Could be wrong|

 

No, I think you might be right - there are big plans for this development apparantly and they usually get their way.

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No, I think you might be right - there are big plans for this development apparantly and they usually get their way.

 

They demolished the 1970s bit

They renovated the Victorian bit

The Edwardian bit is the bit currently boarded up and whose future is in jeapody.

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From the University staff newsletter...

 

Staff are free to join members of the public at two exhibitions, one at Jessop West Exhibition Space from 12-6pm on 29 May and another on 30 May at the Quaker Meeting House at 10 St James Street near the Cathedral, 12-6pm.

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Opposition to the proposed demolition is appearing in the local press.

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Just a reminder that the public consultation for this is Tuesday:

 

29 May - 12-6pm, Exhibition Space, Jessops West, 1 Upper Hanover Street, S3 7RA

 

(also 30 May - 12-6pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, S1 2EW)

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On a similar note, the University House is getting a £20 million revamp.

 

Story here

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I understand the final say will lie with the council ie granting permission to demolish a listed building.

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