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Lasdun's ziggurats set for overhaul


Denys Lasdun's ziggurats, the ground-breaking 1960s student housing blocks at the University of East Anglia (UEA), are to be given a much-needed makeover.

The university has launched a search to find architects capable of handling the £4 million refurbishment. Though the two blocks - known as the Norfolk and Suffolk Terraces - are structurally sound, the interiors have started to deteriorate.

Joseph Saunders, the UEA's estate development director, said: 'The ziggurats have managed to survive 40 years of student life and are owed a rest.' If the project runs to plan, it is hoped the revamp will be completed by December 2008.

For further information on the scheme visit www. ted.publications. eu. int (contract notice 2004/S 179-153680).

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