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Sheerness Building Tops Endangered List

Written by on 29 September 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.