Two London Zoo buildings included in post-war listings
The Snowdon Aviary has been listed in the latest round of post-war listings.
Heritage minister Tony Banks listed the 1962 London Zoo aviary, designed by Lord Snowdon, Cedric Price and Frank Newby, Grade II*. The same grade went to the zoo's elephant and rhino pavilions. They were designed in 1962 by Sir Hugh Casson and Neville Conder and Partners.
Four theatres were also listed. Grade II* went to Chichester Festival Theatre, designed by Powell and Moya and built in 1962. The Congress Theatre in Eastbourne, which was designed in 1958 by Bryan and Norman Westwood and Partners, was also listed Grade II*. Rosehill Theatre, in Moresby in Cumbria, converted from a barn and home in 1959 by Gavin Paterson and Son, was listed Grade II. So was Coventry's Belgrade Theatre, designed in 1958 by the city council's architecture department.
The Wills cigarette factory, by som and yrm, is facing demolition and replacement by a Tesco store and leisure facilities, despite calls for it to be listed Grade II*.