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Calling all architects with yacht design experience (Norman Foster, Amanda Levete etc)!

This week education secretary Michael Gove called for a new yacht for the Queen to celebrate her diamond jubilee: ‘In spite, and perhaps because of, the austere times, the celebration should go beyond previous jubilees and mark the greater achievement that the diamond anniversary represents.’ But David Cameron has insisted the £60 million gin palace must be privately funded.

The announcement of Gove’s Building Yachts for the Future programme is expected imminently. Architects shouldn’t bother trying to get on the HMS PFI framework however, as it is expected to explicitly ban architects from making profits.


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