Buildings under threat in Plymouth

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We are concerned at the proposed demolition of the Reel Cinema in Plymouth to make way for student accommodation.

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There is a proposal to turn the Derry’s former department store into further student accommodation. The proposal includes adding an extra floor to the top of the building which gives us some cause for concern.

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Colin Campell House. It is planned to demolish this art deco building as part of the proposed development of the area.

This building by Mr E G Catchpole, built in 1938, is the only surviving example of Art Deco architecture in Plymouth City centre. A former car showroom, it is a good typical example of the period, with its flat roof and original curved windows. The main elevation is elegantly articulated in a streamlined moderne fashion. We feel that Colin Campbell House should be listed as a unique example of interwar architecture in Plymouth City centre.

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