Sheerness Building Tops Endangered List
Written by Duncan Martin on September 29, 2015
The society is urging the owners of the Grade I listed site to seek inspiration from the way former naval buildings are re-used at Chatham Dockyard to give it a future use.
The disused boat store is the world’s earliest surviving example of a multi-storey, iron-frame and panel structure, following the destruction of the Crystal Palace and the first South Kensington Museum.
Completed in 1860, it was the world’s first multi-storey building with an all-metal frame.