Issue : 25 November 2004
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Failed bid sparks more PFI fearsSubscription
Yet another major question mark has emerged over the Private Finance Initiative's (PFI) ability to make use of top architects, following the collapse of a design-led bid in Norwich.
The Richard Rogers Partnership given go-aheadSubscription
The Richard Rogers Partnership (RRP) has been given the go-ahead for a £34.5 million bridge in the heart of Glasgow.The pedestrian and cycle bridge will connect Broomielaw on the north bank of the Clyde to Tradeston on the south - areas earmarked for major regeneration. Glasgow council said it hopes RRP's competition-winning scheme will become a key element in the creation of a new City Quarter and there are also proposals for a park, river taxi and nightclub. Designed to do away ...
A war of words has broken out over a hike in the cost of the Richard Rogers Partnership's (RRP) new National Assembly for Wales building in Cardiff.
Tutor budget blunder left UCE strugglingSubscription
Bosses at the University of Central England (UCE) failed to provide architecture staff with an agreed budget for visiting tutors at the beginning of the disastrous 2003/04 academic year, the AJ can reveal.
MARKS BARFIELD SUCCESSSubscription
Marks Barfield Architects has been picked to design a new bridge over the A127 (London to Southend road) in Basildon.
SWISS RE'S LETTING SILENCESubscription
Swiss Re bosses have refused to confirm that they have now succeeded in letting much of the Stirling Prize-winning building.
THREE'S COMPANY FOR BASSubscription
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has chosen three teams - Buro Happold with Lifschutz Davidson, FaberMaunsell with Hugh Broughton Architects, and Hopkins Architects with Expedition Engineers - to develop concept designs for a new research station at the South Pole (AJ 18.11.04).
SMITHFIELD DECISION STALLSSubscription
The AJ understands that there is unlikely to be a decision concerning the listing of London's Smithfield Meat Market before Christmas.
GREENSIDE INQUIRY IS GOSubscription
The public inquiry into last year's demolition of Connell, Ward and Lucas' Greenside house started on Monday (22 November). It will establish whether consent should be granted retrospectively.
COURT'S CHIPPERFIELD CRITSubscription
The German Federal Court has produced a report criticising the cost of David Chipperfield's £93 million proposals for Berlin's Museum Island. However, it is understood that the practice's office in the city is still persevering with the design.