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LONDON HERITAGE CHIEF QUITS OVER ART DECO BUILDING

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The head of English Heritage's London region has resigned over the planned demolition of a famous 1930's art deco f...
The head of English Heritage's London region has resigned over the planned demolition of a famous 1930's art deco factory, the Evening Standard reports (p7).

Paul Drury left his job after English Heritage chairman Jocelyn Stevens publicly attacked him for opposing the demolition of the SmithKline Beecham building in Hounslow.

English Heritage London region told Hounslow LBC that the application to rebuild on the site should be rejected. However, an intervention by Mr Stevens appears to have overturned this decision, the paper reports.

Joseph Mirwitch of conservation group the 20th Century Society said: 'In Florida they would kill for a building like this. Here the chairman of the main conservation watchdog is fighting to destroy it. It's incredible'.
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