And finally… Demolished 1920s tavern ordered to be rebuilt brick by brick

The owners of a historic pub who demolished it while it was being considered for listed building status have been ordered to rebuild the whole thing brick by brick.

Tel Aviv-based developers CLTX Ltd will be ordered to “recreate in facsimile the building as it stood immediately prior to its demolition”.

The owners of the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale, west London, caused outrage when they told staff to stay at home for an inventory then proceeded to bulldoze the 1920s-style building.

According to the Daily Mail, the demolition took place just days before the pub was due to be recommended as a listed building and was knocked down to make way for luxury flats.

This was despite the fact that a planning application for such a development was rejected.

Councillor Jan Prendergast, Conservative member of Westminster City Council, previously told the BBC the demolition “came as such a shock to everyone.”

“It was the last building standing in Carlton Vale after the WW2 bombings,” she added.

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