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Following in the footsteps of RMJM


Mark Fisher Architects and engineering giant Arup have designed a canal boat lift to carry barges up and down Brogborough Hill, near Milton Keynes. The scheme follows in the modern tradition started by RMJM's £4 million Falkirk Wheel, which was completed in 2002. Fisher's project - nicknamed the 'Big dipper' - is an intrinsic part of British Waterways' ambitious project to link the River Ouse at Bedford to the Grand Union Canal. Fisher claims that the scheme provides a 'unique opportunity to build one of the ODPM's sustainable communities' round a new network of waterways in an area targeted for growth. If built, it will be the centrepiece of a 'new water-based leisure destination', including a marina, restaurants and a hotel.

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