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Uphill struggle

It appears English Heritage (EH) has had a change of heart about its plans for the all-new Stonehenge Visitor Centre.

A few weeks ago (AJ 24.01.08) EH told the AJ it needed to move quickly to end the 15-year saga and would be considering all previous proposals for the site. Understandably, RIBA Gold Medallist Ted Cullinan’s ears pricked up. The cuddly sausage first started worked on schemes at the ’Henge in 1993 and only lost his grip on the project in 2000 when Denton Corker Marshall (DCM) was brought in. But DCM’s project was also ditched and EH is hastily searching for a replacement. But, contrary to its earlier statement, EH is now saying it is ‘looking at the merits and dis-benefits of developing a new visitor centre in particular areas in the Stonehenge landscape’. In thousands of years’ time, tourists will marvel at how it was ever actually built...

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