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South Bank trio under demolition spotlight

The future of the Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room remained in the balance this week as Rick Mather, the newly appointed masterplanner for the South Bank, categorically refused to commit to their retention. The Twentieth Century Society chose to fire pointed criticism at the compilers of the brief for already 'stacking up the odds in favour of demolition', and has called for a rewrite before Mather is unleashed. But director Ken Powell branded the 'fresh player' ...

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