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as protestor targets 'Grim Ovoid' at Royal College of Art

A plan to fight Grimshaw's proposals for the Royal College of Art at Kensington Gore has been launched by a former member of the now-defunct Greater London Council's architecture department.

Colin Best is sending out leaflets and drawing up a petition to block the plans for the curved multi-storey block in the shadow of Cadbury-Brown's listed building of 1959 and the Royal Albert Hall.

The leaflet's headline reads: 'Promenaders say No Grim Ovoid in the Albert Hall conservation area'. It urges protesters to write to planning directors at Westminster council and the Government Office for London condemning the 'winkling-in of damaging redevelopment'. The leaflet adds: 'Proposed redevelopment of the RCA facing the Albert Hall would result in a superfluous and unwelcome obtrusion.'

Best's campaign was triggered following James Dunnett's high-profile demands that the Grimshaw scheme is shelved (AJ 22.05.03)

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