Chris Medland's comments
There should be no place for Nepotism is 21st century Britain. No one could ever claim that we are 'the best country in the world' whilst facilitating this 'very English kind of fraud..' (courtesy of Tom Copley). The various reports and investigations have been myopic and curtailed and despite there damning findings, and serious issues exposed by the forensic investigations undertaking by the AJ's Will Hurst and his team, nobody has been held to account in any way. It's sad that it has come to this but I hope this effort is successful.
I really really hope that I, and many others, are wrong about him. I hope that he proves to be effective, surrounds himself with well informed intelligent people and works collegiately for the good of the nation as a whole.
nice work. I hope the design team see it through to completion and the vision isn't diluted by D&B or value engineering
and yet she, nor her ministers such as Kit Malthouse, have done nothing to improve this whilst in office. They have also done nothing to improve energy standards in new homes. For a decade now government policy has enriched volume house builders at the expense of the tax payer, the environment and the younger generations ability to afford a home.
not over the detail on this but are there sustainable transport options for the fans to get to the site? if not then perhaps the planning committee are right. Great scheme but perhaps wrong site?
nice scheme, but perhaps a missed opportunity to plan a car free, or hugely reduced car ownership, type of living - the estate is still larger planned for cars rather than people, although some nice meandering pedestrian and cycle routes etc.
it would be interesting to see images/plans of the school that was previously there and for the client to explain why is had to be demolished rather than converted....
the construction contract would be a relevant document would it not? I guess they can only summons information from public servants rather than an independent charity... but given that TfL is such a large client contractors and consultants perhaps Bouygues or Arup will see fit to send a copy to the GLA for the sake of openness and transparency
This could tie in well with the regeneration of the Winstanley Estate in Battersea if Chelsea would consider moving South of the Thames. The site would be immediately adjacent to Clapham Junction (Stadia capacity is reliant on public transport availability). There is also a new footbridge being built (eventually) that links the area with Chelsea Harbour (the diamond jubilee/Cremorne bridge) so Chelsea based fans would have a short stroll across the river. One world Design did a sketch of this location as CFC's new home back in 2012 which we have put on twitter...