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Millennium Dome set for £200m Beatles makeover

A Japanese bid to turn the Millennium Dome into a new 'urban enter tainment centre' themed around the Beatles appeared to edge into the lead in the two-way pitch for its after-use last week when Nomura-backed Dome Europe presented its scheme to Gerald Kaufman's select committee hearing on the issue. And the bidders revealed for the first time that Branson Coates' Body Zone alone cost almost three-quar ters of the price of the £42 million Rogers-designed Dome structure itself.

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