The Foundation has lent its support to the campaign to stop a major development in Bury Street next to the historic Bevis Marks Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in the City of London, UK. Bevis Marks is the oldest functioning synagogue in the UK built in 1701 and has grade I listed status. It has also been stated that Bevis Marks is the only synagogue in Europe which has held regular services continuously for more than 300 years.
If the development was to proceed, it would have a significant adverse effect on the synagogue. The excellent statement of objection expertly prepared by Foundation Trustee and heritage consultant Esther Robinson Wild can be read below