Heaps Mill – Liverpool
I wonder what Joseph Heap (1762-1833) himself would have thought about the current debate on saving his early-mid-C19 warehouse? I’m sure he would firstly be amazed that it has survived so many years including changes of use, fires, wars, and demolition all around.
New proposals for demolition and new developments so close to the Liverpool World Heritage site have raised a good level of debate both for and against saving the warehouse complex. The immediate outcome has been the Grade II Listing of the building by English Heritage, and the initial refusal by Planning for demolition.
What do you think? Are we in danger of losing what makes this city different? Should we just get on with modernising and stop standing still? Are we disrespecting Liverpool’s rich heritage?