Destruction of brutalist architecture in north of England prompts outcry

Simon Phipps says mismanagement and lack of appreciation is leading to unnecessary demolition

Some of the finest examples of brutalist architecture in the north of England are at risk of being torn down, according to a photographer who believes a crucial part of the country’s architectural history could be lost in the process.

Simon Phipps, the photographer behind the book Brutal North, a survey of brutalist architecture in the north of England, said that a mix of mismanagement and a general undervaluing of brutalism was leading to unnecessary demolition.

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