Iconic Brixton arcade added to English Heritage ‘at risk’ register

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Iconic Brixton arcade added to English Heritage ‘at risk’ register
23rd October 2014

An iconic shopping arcade in Brixton is among more than 20 historic sites across London which are considered at risk.

The grade II listed Reliance Arcade has been added to the English Heritage’s ‘at risk’ registered over fears about it’s future. 

Built 90-years-ago, the Art Deco Egyptian Facade, which fronts onto Electric lane, has become a landmark in the area.

Lambeth council has already pledged more than £2million in funding for improvements and community projects in the area.

Other sites added to the register include a moated medieval manor house in Bromley and St Margaret, Lothbury, in the City of London.

Whitechapel High street in Tower Hamlets has also been highlighted as a priority site. 

Nigel Barker from English Heritage discusses on Headline London.

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