The future of an iconic former newspaper office remains unclear while city planning chiefs await more information from the company aiming to demolish it.
Historic England, formerly known as English Heritage, has recommended the building, pictured below, be given listed status by Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, saving it from the wrecking ball.
But no decision has yet been made and its future remains in the balance as Plymouth City Council says it is still awaiting more information about the plans from DMGT.
A spokeswoman for the authority told the Herald: “The owners served us with a notice of their intention to demolish, but we have asked them for more information, which we have yet to receive.
“Once this has been submitted to us we have 25 days to comment on it. We are still waiting for more information from the owners DMGT.”
The award-winning building, designed by architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, housed the sister dailies between 1993 and 2013 before they moved to a base closer to Plymouth city centre.
DMGT, which retained the ownership of the building after the papers were sold to Local World, has not yet commented on the plans to demolish the building.
Planning documents state it is “unviable” and in a “poor state of repair” – with no prospective buyers coming forward.