'Stop demolishing Derby and restore old Debenhams building'
Every day we receive letters from readers highlighting key local issues. Here, Matthew Smith explains why he thinks Derby's old Debenhams building should be preserved.
I've always thought Derby's old Debenhams store was housed in quite a graceful building and, given that it dates from the 1960s, I think it complements the architecture in the area rather well.
I doubt that any replacement would be to a similar quality - if recent developments in the city are anything to go by - so I think it would be better to sympathetically restore and reuse the existing building rather than demolish yet... read more
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