This building has outlived its usefulness

The Old Town Hall on Castlegate
The Old Town Hall on Castlegate
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‘Crumbling Old Town Hall won’t be there 10 years from now’ says the headline in Monday’s Star.

How I wish this was a firm commitment rather than just a newspaper headline.

Let’s face it, this building has outlived its usefulness and is now just a dirty, derelict eyesore and a stumbling block to the redevelopment of a part of the city centre that badly needs it.

As it is a listed building, we can’t demolish it and build something useful that people need/want here and now.

What a pity.

Preserve historic old buildings by all means, but there has to be more of a reason to do so than the fact that they are merely old, otherwise we are just making ourselves prisoners of the past.

Steven Ward

Handsworth Road, Sheffield, S13