Issue : 2002
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NEW RIBA ENTERPRISES CHIEFSubscription
RIBA Enterprises has appointed Jonathan Newby as its overall chief executive and the managing director of its London operations.
KUHNE'S KENT MASTERPLANSubscription
Eric Kuhne is producing a masterplan for a 405ha site in Kent.The £1 billion residential development on the site of the Eastern Quarry will provide 7,250 homes for 21,000 people within five new urban villages.
GLA CRITICISES MAYOR ROLESubscription
The GLA's Planning and Spatial Development Committee has accused Ken Livingstone of failing to take an active role in the debate on airport expansion in the South East. Members of the committee, including chair Bob Neil, argued that Livingstone is far too accepting of technical information supplied by the government.
NEW SCHOOL FOR WYBOURNSubscription
dsdha has won a competition to design a new primary school in Wybourn in Sheffield.The practice saw off competition from Evans Vettori, Curl la Tourelle Architects, Haverstock Associates, Archetype and Knox Bhaven Architects.The school will apply to the Department for Education and Skills for funding in January and has scheduled completion for January 2005.
Camden set to reject 'Modernism'Subscription
The London Borough of Camden has thrown out a planning application for Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners' £20 million cancer research centre at University College London, with the planning committee citing 'poor design standards'. And in a warning to other architects, the committee's chair has given notice that the council is gearing up to 'break the unthinking Modernist fan club'.
'We need to move up a gear. There has to be a revolution in the construction industry.A culture of innovation needs to take root.'
AIA CALL FOR ENTRIESSubscription
The American Institute of Architects London Chapter has made a call for entries for its Excellence in Design Awards.
A THREAT TO WILDLIFE?Subscription
The London Wildlife Trust has published a report questioning the ecological benefits of brownfield development.
The Queen was expected to outline plans in her speech for a radical overhaul of the UK's planning system, as the AJ went to press. The reforms - which will come in the form of a Planning Bill in the next session of Parliament - will see the end of county councils as a power in the planning process.
The cost of RMJM's new Scottish Parliament building could reach a record-breaking £400 million, it was claimed this week. Earlier this month, the Scottish Executive admitted that the estimated cost of the Enric Miralles-designed Holyrood building would top £308 million.