Nottingham Civic Society welcomes DCMS news that a local site will be granted Grade II status

Civic societies across the country are constantly campaigning to improve their local area by protecting and promoting the heritage of their communities. In Nottingham, one such initiative has recently reached a successful conclusion with the granting of Grade II listed status to the former police and fire headquarters in Shakespeare Street. This decision will protect the building from being demolished and replaced with student flats, and ensures that its history and significance will be preserved for generations to come.

The former police and fire station was built between 1938 and 1941 and served the city for many years before closing in 2016. Despite its dereliction, the building remains an important part of the city's heritage, both in terms of architectural style and historical significance. The addition of listed status to the building will provide additional protection, ensuring that its future is secure.

However, this victory is only the first step in the building's preservation. The Nottingham Civic Society recognises that the building cannot remain in its current state and is advocating for its redevelopment, possibly as apartments or offices. This would not only benefit the community but would also ensure that the building is protected.

Civic societies play an important role in the protecting and promoting of our heritage. They speak for the community and advocate for the conservation of important historical and cultural sites. In the case of Nottingham's former police and fire headquarters, civic society was instrumental in ensuring that the structure was granted listed status and was spared demolition.

Finally, the fight to save Nottingham's former police and fire stations serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving our heritage and the critical role that civic societies play in this endeavour. We must continue to collaborate to ensure that the history and cultural heritage of our communities are preserved for future generations to enjoy.

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