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Haringey Council propose to unbrick the arches that form the outer wall of the 1936 BBC TV Studios at Alexandra Palace thereby practically eradicating all of the historical authenticity of the Studios.

We call on Haringey Council (as Trustee of Alexandra Palace) and the HLF to preserve all of the internal and external historical features of the original Studios.

Without the actual bricks and mortar any chance of a World Heritage application would be scuppered.

The BBC Studios are effectively the birthplace of television as we know it, the first regular broadcasting in the world, and the home of the Baird and Marconi Studios.

Tags: alexandra palace, bbc, heritage, hlf, planning, unesco

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Haringey resident, journalist and broadcaster Robin Lustig has tweeted:

Bletchley Park: horrible huts or heritage huts?

... and with lessons for Alexandra Palace

(please see PDF file below)


Update from Save Ally Pally

Haringey’s Planning Committee meeting predictably endorsed the application on Monday evening. However, because Haringey is trustee of the building the application has to be forwarded to Secretary of State, Eric Pickles who makes the ruling on it. All representations that were made to Haringey have to be forwarded to him. The process will take a minimum of a month.


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