Conservationists say Marconi building should stay

Marconi building, Chelmsford Credit: ITVAnglia

Conservationists are asking Chelmsford council to reject plans to demolish some of the buildings at the former Marconi works in the city.

The Victorian Society say the part of the Grade Two listed complex that is under threat is a great example of Victorian architecture.

The Marconi Works on New Street, Chelmsford, was built in 1912. It was the site of the first entertainment radio broadcasts in the United Kingdom, making it the forerunner of the BBC.