Issue : 24 April 2003
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FOSTERS FACES INQUIRYSubscription
The public inquiry into Foster and Partners' £100 million London City Racecourse at Fairlop Waters will start on 1 May.Local campaigners oppose the development - the first new racecourse in the UK for more than 70 years - on grounds of congestion and overcrowding.
SURE START FOR RIBASubscription
The RIBA competitions office has invited expressions of interest for a competition to design a new £600,000 Sure Start Community Centre for the St Anne's area in Colchester. For details call 0113 234 1335.
GREENS SAVAGE GLA PLANSubscription
The Green Party used the final day of the London Plan's public examination last Thursday to launch a savage attack on the document's central principles.The party's GLA leader, Darren Johnson, said the plan will trigger unrestrained construction and road building.
GREENWICH PLAN GETS NODSubscription
The London Borough of Greenwich has given approval to Sir Terry Farrell's £135 million plans for Greenwich Peninsular.
Grimshaw's Bath Spa hit by delaysSubscription
Grimshaw's eagerly awaited Bath Spa scheme has run into costly delays, sparking recriminations between the design team and contractor.
'That public money should be spent fighting these egotistical shockers is bad enough.
The London Development Agency's decision to launch a design competition for an Olympics site in east London is threatening two existing masterplans for the Lea Valley.
Panter Hudspith ArchitectsSubscription
Panter Hudspith Architects has won a RIBA-organised competition to redevelop Armada Way, in Plymouth city centre.The practice saw off Niall McLaughlin Architects, Wickham van Eyck with Pitman Tozer, and Ushida Findlay Architects in the last stage.
STILL TIME FOR AJ SURVEYSubscription
Don't forget to fill in our reader survey, which was sent out in the 10 April issue of the AJ. The form can also be printed off from www. ajplus. co. uk/info/surveyor or requested by emailing reena. israni@emap. com. The first completed survey to be pulled out of a hat on 30 April will win a case of Pol Roger champagne.
UK practices back out of SARS-ridden Hong KongSubscription
The threat of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus has forced some British practices to suspend the movement of staff between the UK and Hong Kong.