Issue : 2000
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Terry Farrell has gone back to his Tyneside roots to breathe a new lease of life into Newcastle’s west end district with a project which continues the city’s remarkable regeneration
Chelsfield director Nigel Hugill and Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council's planning chief lashed out at the Urban Design Group (UDG) this week for declaring that the developer's £600 million retail scheme at White City in London fails to live up to the design standards set out in the Urban White Paper.
TP Bennett and Wilkinson Eyre's design for the £400 million development of London Bridge Station (left) won planning permission last week, just as another major transport scheme, Jestico + Whiles'£100 million plan for Camden Underground Station (right), was submitted to Camden council. Both feature 15-storey air rights developments - the London Bridge scheme adding an office block and the Camden scheme a multiplex cinema, retail, leisure and 50 housing units. The London Bridge ...
FINCH FLIES UP AT CABESubscription
AJpublishing director Paul Finch has become deputy chairman of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. He will continue as chairman of CABE's design review committee.
HTA IN EASTENDERS PLANSubscription
Hunt Thompson Associates has beaten off rival bids from PRP Architects and Shillam + Smith to win a major £70 million masterplanning job in Stepney, east London. The firm is refurbishing the Ocean Estate, a 25ha area of 1,400 dwellings and one of the government's pathfinder New Deal for Communities projects.
BIG NAMES BATTLE IT OUTSubscription
Foster and Partners, Terry Farrell & Partners, Aukett Associates and Sheppard Robson are competing to win the job to design a business park on a 20ha Royal Docks site near the City Airport. The practices are in bids from Helical Bar, Canary Wharf Group, Development Securities and Akeler, respectively. A winner should be announced at the end of January.
IRISH SPORTS BONANZASubscription
The Irish government is planning to sign up architects for hundreds of millions of pounds' worth of new world-class sports facilities in the west of Dublin. The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland is looking for architects for projects including an 80,000-seat stadium, an indoor arena, a golf academy and sports centres. More information is available at www. csid. ie and the deadline is 26 January.
AJ'S INTERNET AWARDSSubscription
Construction Plus, the Internet portal which is the parent of AJ Plus, has won prizes for Best Internet Business Portal and Overall Best Business-to-Business Company from Internet Magazine.The panel of 13 judges branded the site 'fantastic', 'superb' and 'everything a business portal should be'.
AJ readers' festive first elevenSubscription
The most remarkable thing about the entries to this year's AJ/Olympus Christmas Card Competition was the fact that 90 per cent of the entries missed the deadline, and the vast majority of them ignored the brief. That said, there were some gems, a few of which were (almost) on time. Our favourites are shown here. The five entries on this page each win an Olympus C960 zoom digital camera. The winner, Will Alsop, also receives copious quantities of champagne.
RHWL's Crystal Palace scheme costs climbSubscription
Costs on the controversial Crystal Palace multiplex leisure scheme have risen from £60 million to about £75 million, according to reports from a magistrates' hearing into the scheme.