Save the Athletic Stores / Swanston's Linen Warehouse
We call for an urgent review into the decision of NI Environment Minister, Alex Attwood, to permit the demolition of the Athletic Stores / Swanston's Linen Warehouse on Queen Street, Belfast. We want to save this building. We believe that this interesting, beautiful and unique building is worth saving for future generations as an example of the kind of architecture that gave Belfast the look it has today. We seriously question the judgement of an Environment Minister who feels that demolishing this building is the right thing to do in a conservation area. We feel that buildings like this positively contribute to the built environment and can form the centre of regeneration projects.