This innovative and award-winning building is one of several iconic structures in Sir Nicholas Grimshaw’s portfolio. Along with the grade-II listed Gillette building opposite, it forms a landmark gateway to the Brentford Golden Mile. In 2019, Sir Nicholas, now 80, received the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects for his lifetime architectural achievements.
Historic England (www.historicengland.org.uk) informed us last week that the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is currently considering whether a Certificate of Immunity for the Homebase building should be issued. We think that this means that the Homebase building could not then be listed.
Here is a link to more information from Historic England
Listing would give this building a greater degree of protection as one of the buildings that gives the area its character.
We/OWGRA are very much in favour of this listing, and a petition should aid our case.
Please note that the petitions must be signed by THE END OF SUNDAY 15 SEPT LATEST so that we can collate all the responses.
You can sign this petition on-line https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/homebase-building-at-gillette-corner-should-be-listed
Please also ask your neighbours and local residents to sign the petition in paper form or on-line, as the more signatures the better.
You can download the paper version of the petition HERE
If you would like a copy of the letter which gives more information you can get it HERE.
If you would like to pick up some pre-printed petition forms, please contact us by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the Homebase building can be obtained from the Grimshaw website.