This document appeared in our Freedom of Information request to Historic England, which although related to the request for a Certificate of Immunity a number of years later, doesn’t appear linked in any direct way.
The report titled Analysis of Architectural Quality and Potential for Listing was produced by the Richard Coleman Consultancy on behalf of owner Hammerson. The report reads as you might expect from something that has been commissioned and paid for; it lacks any integrity or diversity of opinion and features heavy bias on every page. The report may as well have been written by Hammerson themselves.
The report was likely produced in anticipation of objections and attempts at listing when submitting their outline planning application.
This document was made available by Historic England (HE) via a Freedom of Information request submitted on 13th January 2021. Attempts at listed status were made over the years to follow.