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City of LondonOur servicesBarbican EstateListing of the Barbican complex
Listing of the Barbican complex

The Minister of State for the Arts, Tessa Blackstone, announced in September 2001 that the Barbican complex was to be Grade II listed. It has been designated a site of special architectural interest for its scale, its cohesion and the ambition of the project.

The buildings to be listed are detailed below.

 

Housing  A 35-acre site developed with residential blocks set on a raised podium and constructed between 1965 and 1976
 

YMCA  Designed to unite the Barbican with Golden Lane Estate to the north and built between 1965 and 1971
  City of London School for Girls  Built between 1963 and 1969
 

Guildhall School of Music and Drama  Built between 1971and 1977 as a new building for the world’s first municipal school of music
 

Arts Centre  Built 1971-1982, comprising two theatres, a concert hall, a library, an art gallery, three cinemas, a conservatory, offices, restaurant, shops and foyers

Public consultation has taken place following the receipt of recommendations by English Heritage, the Government’s statutory advisor on the historic environment.

English Heritage has advised that Milton Court was built in a different style from the rest of the complex. It is different stylistically and physically and does not share the special cohesion of the rest of the Estate. For these reasons, the Secretary of State concluded that it should not be added to the statutory list.

Listing does not necessarily preserve a building for all time. Rather, it is a means of ensuring that care will be taken over decisions affecting its future, that any alterations respect the particular character and interest of the building and that the case for its preservation is taken fully into account in considering the merits of any redevelopment proposals.

Click here to download a document detailing the implications of the listing for owners & occupiers (17kb).

The listing of the Barbican complex has led the City of London to produce listed building management guidelines and these are open for public consultation until 21st June 2004

For more information regarding the listing please contact the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, tel 020 7211 6200 or Kennedy Humphreys, tel 020 7211 6908.


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