'Brutalist' electricity substation given protected status

The substation pictured in 1967. Credit: The JR James Archive, University of Sheffield under Creative Commons

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A 'brutalist' electricity substation on Moore Street in Sheffield, was an important component of the radical post-war regeneration of the city which was badly bombed, English Heritage said.

The building, designed by Bryan Jefferson, has been listed at Grade II.

The Moore Street substation seen at night with coloured lighting. Credit: Saad Sarfraz Sheikh under Creative Commons

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Brutalist architecture protected

A Cold War bunker, a concrete electricity sub-station and a yellow-roofed warehouse that featured in a James Bond film have been given listed status by Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey, on the advice of government agency English Heritage.