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Listed buildings saved from decay
West Derby Courthouse
The West Derby Courthouse has been given the all-clear
Four of Liverpool's listed buildings are no longer at risk of serious decay or neglect, English Heritage has said.

The buildings were removed from the blacklist because sufficient progress has been made on their restoration.

West Derby Courthouse, The Albany Building in Old Hall Street, The Nelson Memorial in Exchange Flags and Tower Buildings were given the all-clear.

Ten buildings remain on the register, including The Royal Insurance Building and St Andrew's Church, Rodney Street.

Others still at risk are the Sugar Silo on Regent Road, Croxteth Hall (Queen Anne wing), Croxteth Hall laundry cottage, 98-102a High St., Wavertree Wellington Rooms, St James's Church, North Warehouse at Stanley Dock and St Luke's Church.

There are grounds for real optimism in this area
Councillor Berni Turner
Councillor Berni Turner, Executive Member for the Environment and Heritage, said: "To have four buildings taken off the register shows excellent progress and it is almost as pleasing that there have been no new entries for Liverpool in the last year.

"There are grounds for real optimism in this area and we believe there could be the same level of progress over the next couple of years.

"However, we all recognise that there are still far too many of our architectural gems on the register and we must continue our efforts until Liverpool does not figure on this list of shame."

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