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'Frankly there is no contest between an Olympics bid and providing affordable homes while regenerating the largest slice of brownfield land in the country.'

A government 'insider'on John Prescott's £4.5bn Thames Gateway proposals.Guardian, 18.1.03

'I've got to address [the house price problem] and I just can't do it by fiddling around with a few spaces in town.'

John Prescott on his 4.5bn Thames Gateway proposals.Guardian, 18.1.03

'This is neither a classical building nor a contemporary one. In a piece of hubris that one can only hope Whitfield finds embarrassing, his client has hung a gigantic picture of Wren on the scaffolding.'

Deyan Sudjic on William Whitfield's new Paternoster Square building.Observer, 19.1.03

'For four decades he has been the aesthetic figleaf for establishmentminded developers in need of that special touch of class that only a dusting of Portland Stone can give.'

Deyan Sudjic on William Whitfield.

Observer, 19.1.03

'I think a lot of people would like to see us fail, 'says Wayne Hemingway.He counts among these the architectural community.'

Steve Rose.Guardian, 20.1.03

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