Penrose lists Stratford's 1960s Shakepeare centre
The Laurence Williams-designed Shakespeare Centre in Stratford Upon Avon has been listed by architecture minister John Penrose
Described by Penrose as ‘of both national importance and special interest’, the centre is almost completely unaltered since its completion in the 1960s and continues to function in its original use.
The building was handed a Grade II listing.
Penrose said: ‘The Shakespeare Centre is a building of both national importance and special interest, with a number of attractive embellishments and features. It clearly merits the extra protection against unsuitable alteration or development that listing provides.’
The minister also listed the early 20th century Lodge, Gates, Gate piers and Walling at the University of Birmingham at grade II, and declined to list the former Music School at Sherborne School for Boys.
All three decisions were based on the advice of English Heritage.