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CABEwarns Future Systems: the cladding's too collectable

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has given a glowing endorsement to Future Systems' plans for a shimmering new £40 million Selfridges store in Birmingham's Bull Ring - but warned that its innovative cladding system may prove too tempting for 'trophy hunters' keen to take a little of the building home with them.


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