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Final death knell sounds for Pimlico School

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John Bancroft's Brutalist Pimlico School in Westminster is set to finally be demolished, ending years of speculation about the future of the late-1960s building.

It has emerged that Westminster Council has agreed to go ahead with plans to flatten the concrete and glass structure, which has suffered from a growing number of defects and structural problems.

The building, which was granted a certificate of immunity from listing by the DCMS in 2004, is expected to be replaced by a new single-entry school. The authority is also considering a number of options for other parts of the site, including a public library and community facilities.

Over the years a raft of big names have tried to save the original school, built between 1966 and 1970, including John McAslan, structural engineer Alan Baxter and building services guru Max Fordham.

However, Westminster Council had become increasingly concerned about the condition of school, claiming it had 'significant problems- [ranging] from falling cladding to major structural cracking and subsidence'.

by Richard Waite

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