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Disabled access champion Cave dies

Disabled access specialist Adrian Cave (1935-2011) has died of cancer aged 76

According to AJ cartoonist and friend Louis Hellman, he ‘was the antithesis of the black-clad, conceptual “designertect”’.

Hellman said: ‘Cave believed that architecture should serve people whatever their circumstances. He saw the concept of inclusive design not as an inconvenient regulatory addition, but as integral to a design process where all users have the same rights of access.’

Helman added: ‘He was the UK’s first registered access consultant advising architects such as Foster and Herzog & de Meuron as well as on major projects like Crossrail, the Olympic village, Tate Modern, the Royal Festival Hall and Chelsea Royal Hospital. He was also very hands-on, working as a Samaritan and with Emmaus House on behalf of homeless people.’

He is survived by his wife, two children and five grandchildren.

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