The Spectrum building, formally the Renault Distribution Centre, in Swindon.
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English Heritage only list 'most special'

English Heritage have released of list of buildings that are to be protected from demolition.

The buildings include a yellow-roofed warehouse in Swindon, an electricity substation and a Cold War bunker, will all now be protected.

Emily Gee, head of designation at English Heritage, admits some of the choices are controversial.

Speaking to the Today Programme, she said: "Post-war listing is one of the most high profile areas of our work with English Heritage, but it's based on a really rigorous and solid programme of research.

"And we're highly selective about which buildings we list, so it's only the very special, the most special, in the national context."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 20 September 2013.

  • 20 Sep 2013
  • From the section UK