Architecture Update: Military campaign

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The Independent Culture
AN exhibition highlighting the uncertain future facing many military and naval buildings opens at the Heinz Gallery tomorrow. Under the Government's 'Options for Change' the Ministry of Defence is trying to sell unwanted buildings, but there is concern that they could remain uncared for and empty for years because of the slump in the property market. Save Britain's Heritage, which has published a report to accompany the exhibition, wants to encourage a sensitive attitude, one that will not jeopardise the historical integrity of the buildings, which include academies, armouries and drill halls.

Deserted Bastions, Heinz Gallery, Portman Square, London W1 (071-580 5533) until 5 June; report available from Save Britain's Heritage, 68 Battersea High Street, London SW11 3HX, pounds 7.50 including postage.

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