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Bigger envelope


Rent-free space for 10 years is said to be the deal Land Secs has agreed with the Architecture Foundation for Zaha Hadid's competition-winning headquarters, announced to great acclaim last month. Just how valuable that deal is can be calculated on the basis of its construction cost, which the developer will pay. While the general competition cost envelope was around £2.2 million, a little bird tells Astragal that Zaha's design will cost more than £4 million! Lucky Foundation.

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