Q. WHO DECIDES WHETHER TO LIST BROADGATE?
A. The final decision will rest with the culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt. He is obliged to consider what English Heritage wants, as it is a statutory adviser on conservation matters. It is unusual for a listing to defy English Heritage’s wishes, but not unheard of – for example, when a stakeholder, owner or other state body disagrees with its findings.
Q. IS A LISTING LIKELY?
A. It is not standard practice to list buildings less than 30 years old, though exceptions can be made if a site is under threat.