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Borough High Street building given listed status

An early 19th century building on Borough High Street has been given listed status.

Borough High Street building given listed status

30 Borough High Street – which has Alma's Restaurant on the ground floor – was added to the heritage list by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport earlier this month.

The building's entry on the national register of historic buildings notes that it "retains an almost complete good quality early 19th century interior including a full-height geometrical staircase, doorcases and window shutters, cornices, dado rails, fireplaces and firegrates".

The adjoining building – the former warehouse at 1B Southwark Street – was listed in 1989.

Both buildings are currently subject to a planning application (14/AP/4492) for conversion of the upper floors to residential use.

One of the rooms at 1B Southwark Street features an original warehouse crane mechanism which will be retained in the proposed development.

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