Thanks to the efforts of our Deputy Chair, Stu Simmonds, we are delighted to announce that the Farben Works building on Slater Street has now been added to Save Britain’s Heritage 2023 at Risk List.
https://www.savebritainsheritage.org/campaigns/item/886/Reuse-Me-Dont-Lose-Me-2023-Buildings-at-Risk-New-Entries-List This very fine industrial building is close to many hearts at Leicester Civic Society. It is high time for concerted efforts to be made to restore this decaying landmark and breathe new life into it.
Here’s what SBH says:
Farben Works, Slater Street, Leicester, Leicestershire LE3 5AS: The derelict remnant of a far larger industrial site, this grade II listed building served as a “front office” for the Frisby Jarvis worsted spinning and dyeing business. Handsome and well-detailed, it has been unoccupied for almost two decades and is without a solution despite various proposals over the years. It is on Leicester City Council’s at-risk register and is classed as being in poor condition.